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He appealed to people of all classes.
Craftsmen of the period clearly belonged to a lower-middle class.
The proposal would unite women of all social classes.
The members of the ruling classes have always been envied.
the relationship between social class and educational achievement
A rigid class system still prevails throughout the country.
a community with marked class differences
What class is Sophie in now?
Weren't you two in the same class at school?
My class are all going – why can't I?
I go to my art class on Mondays.
You could join an exercise class at your local sports centre.
I've started taking classes in car maintenance.
Since qualifying in 1986, she has taught regular classes for adults.
This is the British English definition of class. View American English definition of class.
a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food
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