A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as in an ethnic group or nation. Collectively, for example, Jews are known as "the Jewish people", European Gypsies comprise the bulk of "the Romani people", and Palestinian Arabs have started to be called "the Palestinian people".
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“A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.”
—Mary McCarthy (19121989)
“Lets holler and ask him if he wont prescribe
For all humanity a complete rest
From all this wagery. But whats the use
Of asking any sympathy of him?
That class of people dont know what work is....”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“Some of these people need ten years of therapyten sentences of mine do not equal ten years of therapy.”
—Jeff Zaslow (b. 1925)