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The elite puts people into neat tailored uniforms. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Too many of our political elite are in denial about the referendum result. The Sun (2016)After the election the political elite will pull the strings of these puppets as it suits them. The Sun (2016)Public anger was directed against the country 's political elite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The age of deference is over and the majority want their interests and values to matter more than those of cultural and political elites. The Sun (2017)Fairness matters - but for him it is less about income inequality than the actions of a wealthy elite. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Long before regulators moved to curb the excesses of online trading firms, an elite group of businessmen had already become vastly wealthy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If there is a backlash, as is likely, it will not be against globalisation per se but against political elites who ignore popular discontent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A You make it sound as though something is wrong with you, but you are actually a member of a rather elite group. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can then choose an elite group from within that elite. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The people the power elite see through choice are those they see in the country at weekends. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The conspicuously wealthy ruling party elite feels none of this. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The idea of elite performance coupled with physical disadvantage is less difficult than it was. Times, Sunday Times (2007)An elite police unit will protect the players. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That elite rugby people should be running elite rugby. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But sanctions have not curbed the extravagant tastes of some within the ruling elite. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its range is wider than the exclusive image we have of music written for a rich elite. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He wants to find out more about elite performance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Europe's political elite is wrong too. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What are the alternatives to the idea of powerful, controlling elites? BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)The elite European club competition is in its final season in its existing format. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was flanked by dozens of heavily armed members of the country 's military elite. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Soaring London property values helped to boost the overall wealth of the elite group. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At the top, the generals formed part of the social and political elite. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)His unit of 19 elite soldiers was ambushed and came under heavy enemy fire. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If they want to get into this elite group, time is not on their side. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Tonight offers Celtic a rare opportunity to make their voice heard above the whispers of the powerful elite. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A wealthy elite who have lived their entire adult lives in the political bubble. The Sun (2014)The hope was that an elite competition would pit the best players against each other more often, thus resulting in a more competitive environment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is also, given the investment made by national governments in elite sports, simply wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2012)For the conservative elite in government and business, 1947 proved a turning point. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)This is not a tax on the wealthy elite, but will hit middle Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the ex-England boss admits the pressure is only going to grow on the men in the firing line at the country 's elite clubs. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'elite'
British English: elite NOUN
You can refer to the most powerful, rich, or talented people within a particular group, place, or society as the elite.
...a government comprised mainly of the elite.
British English: elite ADJECTIVE
Elite people or organizations are considered to be the best of their kind.
...the elite troops of the President's bodyguard.
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