second-class citizen


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second-class citizen

One who is deemed less important than others within a society. The waitress was so rude to me that I started feeling like a second-class citizen. We live in this neighborhood, too, and we should be allowed to voice our opinions, instead of being ignored like second-class citizens!
See also: citizen
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Perhaps the most ridiculed second-class citizens are people who drive mini-vans.
I know Tom did it longer than anybody else and is the oldest Doctor but by asking him and not us, it makes you feel like a second-class citizen.
"I always believed that it is better to be a first-class citizen in India than a second-class citizen abroad," said Kapadia, during his felicitation by the Bombay Parsi Punchayat here on Saturday.
AS a motorist, do you ever feel like a second-class citizen? How many times have you passed rows of cones restricting the traffic flow with apparently no work going on?
She wanted to be free Like everyone else; she was tired of being a second-class citizen. [Similar wording is acceptable.)
senator Strom Thurmond, who knew who her father was, met hint several times, and yet never revealed her parentage because it might negatively affect the career of a man who was determined to keep her a second-class citizen in her own country.
In fact he's starting to treat me like a second-class citizen and says quite hurtful things.
I am a non-smoker whose husband is a two packet-a-day man and I am fed up with him being treated as a second-class citizen. Whatever happened to freedom of choice?
Mapa may choose to remain a second-class citizen in our decaying facsimile of a democracy rather than immigrate to Canada--at his own risk.
'It takes away the desire for a cigarette and you don't have to feel like a second-class citizen or a leper any more,' said Timothy Owens, spokesman for manufacturer Quick Test Five.
He says that he thinks we are all second-class citizens. Well I can assure him I feel far from being a second-class citizen, I ama British pensioner with a long memory and proud to be.
STUDENT Mina Bavary started wearing the Niqab last November but after four months of feeling like a "second-class citizen" gave it up.
"When you are in a situation where you have to keep such an important part of yourself secret, you are a second-class citizen, and it really erodes unit cohesion and troop morale."
He said: "She feels like a second-class citizen. It is very upsetting because my mum is the last member of my family." The Northern, Southern, Western and South Eastern trusts are affected by the potential closures.
"No child should be made to feel like an outsider or a second-class citizen in a public school because of his or her religious or philosophical beliefs," Cook said.