1. working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries
    working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor
  2. of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers
    party of the propertyless proletariat
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How To Use working-class In A Sentence

  • Pat came from a working-class Catholic family in Denver, where her father had worked as an electrician.
  • Like the soapbox speakers, the cafeterias offered working-class people places to debate and discuss a wide range of issues.
  • On Thursday, police say, 23-year-old Wellington Oliveira talked his way into his former elementary school in a working-class western outskirt of Rio de Janeiro and opened fire with at least one of two revolvers he carried. Brazil Mourns the 12 Killed by Gunman
  • Willis also skips over the secular and leftist politics that led Catholic ethnics and working-class voters to take their distance from liberalism and the Democratic Party in 1972.
  • In the early nineteenth century, as earlier, most British working-class women made their families' clothes, from cotton calicoes for dresses and shirts, and from fustian for trousers and jackets.
  • Some middle-class voters have supported the Labour Party and about one-third of working-class voters have traditionally cast their ballots for Conservative candidates.
  • For three years or so the squares lay open, and their sacred turf was trodden by the feet of working-class children, a sight to make dividend-drawers gnash their false teeth.
  • She came from a good, honest, working-class background.
  • Inpart, this is due to the higher profile of socio-legal agencies on working-class housing estates where the user is more visible.
  • All these conditions make for a higher incidence of illness among working-class than middle-class babies.
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