Declass

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Declass To remove from a class; to separate or degrade from one's class.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • declass To remove from one's or its class.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. d├ęclasser,

Usage

In literature:

The woman in business was such a novelty that as yet she was declasse.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
Cora's sort were somewhat declasse.
"Port O' Gold" by Louis John Stellman
Talking with the servants of her mother's home has degraded, declassed, the husband.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
To fall to the job of a coolie is, for the Hindu, the worst declassment.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
What service, indeed, would it be to Mary to declass her?
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
If any line was drawn tightly inside the smart circle, it defined the pseudo-declasse.
"The Smart Set" by Clyde Fitch
Previously he had paid his forfeits with the best of good-nature, but his previous forfeits hadn't obliged him to declass himself.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
In fact, it was supposed that among this class of men there were sometimes to be found a Samurai declassed from one cause or another.
"A Fantasy of Far Japan" by Baron Kencho Suyematsu
In 1905 Declasse had had to go because the German Emperor wished it.
"My Memoirs" by Marguerite Steinheil
But she could see he was passe, declasse, a prune pit in every way.
"The Shriek" by Charles Somerville
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