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the unwashed masses

The broader general public, especially those of the lower and lower-middle classes. The film didn't cause too great a stir with the unwashed masses, but it has been considered a milestone in cinematic achievement among film critics. The world of the super-rich is one that we among the unwashed masses can't even begin to understand.
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If uttered in a context already hostile to immigrants, it may evoke unwashed masses invading the country - one person after another in an unbroken chain.
As we saw in Donald Trump's presidential victory and are witnessing in Europe, the unwashed masses are starting to cast their ballots for anti-Establishment individuals and parties, people who reject cultural Marxism.
This was the type of upper middle-class Guardianista who seized upon every opportunity to display their wisdom, taste and sophistication to the unwashed masses like us.
That said, mitigated risk is not the same as no risk, and regulating professionals who operate drones for hire is not even close to regulating the unwashed masses who can pick one up at Walmart and buzz the airport as soon as the battery is charged.
For the unwashed masses, like myself, who prefer an old-fashioned direct-impingement AR, LWRCI is offering its Advanced DI Bolt Carrier Group.
Since the NFA's goal was to keep them out of the hands of the dirty unwashed masses, a tax was required for each suppressor--to the tune of $200 per suppressor.
There has been much grumbling since the underground car park at the back of the Council House, in Victoria Square, was closed in January and the politicians and senior officers had to suffer the indignity of using the multi-storey car park behind Baskerville House and shuffling through Paradise Forum with the unwashed masses to attend meetings.
We can't have the moneyed classes mixing with the poor unwashed masses can we.
Webber, you seem to suppose that the future unwashed masses would just love to be shuffled around so they can spend their time on mobile devices and texting their lives away while their surroundings whisk by and they pay no attention.
But then, at the end of the day, we have to also recognize those snobbish cineastes who will not make contact with Hollywood movies without holding their nose, and who dismiss these movies as the opium of the unwashed masses, as it were.
But the public, and especially the music press, embraces the future after the unwashed masses anoint it.
already enjoy access to vast audiences and don't particularly like their monopoly being invaded by the unwashed masses or the self-made plutocrat.
WITH the majority of racing royalty and the unwashed masses at the milliners this weekend the onerous task of finding some funds to enter the Ascot fray with falls to me.
Legalizing their favored drug of choice will officially make them part of the unwashed masses.
Meanwhile, the great Indian middle class actually began to take shape, unobtrusively and systematically blindsiding India's impervious political class who had survived on a regimen of hungry, unwashed masses.