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Society

The upper ten thousand, or “the upper ten.” When persons are in “society,” they are on the visiting lists of the fashionable social leaders. The “society” of a district are the great panjandrums thereof.

“All the society of the district were present at the prince's ball.” —Newspaper paragraph, December, 1885.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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