elitism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elitism the attitude that society should be governed by an elite group of individuals
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Quotations

  • Florence King
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    “Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty -- as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it.”
  • Florence King
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    “Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism.”
  • James B. Connant
    James B. Connant
    “Each honest calling, each walk of life, has its own elite, its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.”
  • Hannah Arendt
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    “Only the mob and the elite can be attracted by the momentum of totalitarianism itself. The masses have to be won by propaganda.”

Usage

In literature:

After attending gatherings of Bombay elite, Paul condescended to manifest interest.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The elite of the Fair Play society were generally the political and economic leaders as well.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf
He could never introduce her to the elite of the Southland.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
Where are the elite of our aristocracy?
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
All the elite of Paris seemed on the qui vive.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
But there's very little chance for advancement unless you're one of the elite.
"Anchorite" by Randall Garrett
The young man found it much easier than did his sisters to be numbered "among those present" at the smart functions of the elite.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
He turned the police car and drove back toward the Elite Cleaners and Dyers establishment.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
About thirty people were present, most of them the elite of Naples society, all the ladies being exquisitely dressed.
"The Golden Face" by William Le Queux
Bands play; the elite of the town are present.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
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In poetry:

He's slightly effete, completely elite,
His grace unsurpassed, a young prince at mass.
My cardiac wheezing is frantic and panting.
He's enchanting!
"He'S AboutT 22, I'm 63" by Helene M Johnson
"I will not try the grapes to-day,"
He said. "My appetite is
Fastidious, and, anyway,
I fear appendicitis."
(The fox was one of the elite
Who call it site instead of seet.)
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
If she, perchance a mother, friend, should visit you today,
Are you not sure you'd drive her and her infant child away;
What matron of the sisterhood of elite folks above
Would comfort give a wanderer from the sunny haunts of love?
"The Shady Side" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Garden City-based Global Elite Group today expanded its presence to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as part of a security management agreement with Emirates Airline.
The move comes after Emirates and Global Elite announced its expansion with six new gateways in the United States.
Elite group gets a 35 percent raise.
Astros' 24: Lyles writing history as part of elite group .
GHS grad joins elite group of architects.
Young Pianist Thrust Into Elite Group .
Roddick joins elite group with 4th Queen's title.
Huckabee Slams Karl Rove & GOP Establishment For ' Elitism ,' 'Country Club Attitude'.
It's Louisiana Tech's turn to try to crack BCS elitism .
Let's abolish 'having it all' elitism .
On balance, elite higher education helps maintain social inequality in America, and the economic recession is magnifying that problem, especially at public institutions.
World Equestrian Games Offer More than Elite Equestrian Sport .
Last night a bevy of fashion's elite turned out for the official premiere of The September Issue at the MoMA.
Solar and Lonestar both had two teams win all their games at the Elite Clubs National League's Final Four Showcase for girls teams last weekend.
How intense is the pressure on the five Elite Series pros who have one final shot at the Angler of the Year title.
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In science:

Both his preferred analysis (and a fallback analysis, in (Langton and Lewis 1998)) take an intrinsic property to be one that does not differ between duplicate ob jects—where duplication is defined, in both analyses, as sharing a certain elite minority of properties.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The elitism (or cloning) is a simple way to maintain the quality across generations.
The search for spinning black hole binaries in mock LISA data using a genetic algorithm
The elitism stabilizes the GA and guarantees the convergence of the algorithm.
The search for spinning black hole binaries in mock LISA data using a genetic algorithm
One day while delivering a simple lecture on Newtonian mechanics, she is surprised when the shaman raises his hand and claims that physics is a propagandistic hoax designed by the elites as a way to control the population.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
Wrightson, M.T., The Documentary Coding Method in R. Axelrod ed., Structure of Decision: The Cognitive Maps of Political Elites, Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, (1976) 291-332.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
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