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Definitions of society

  1. the fashionable elite
  2. an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  3. The relationship of men to one another when associated in any way; companionship; fellowship; company.
  4. A number of persons associated for any temporary or permanent object; an association for mutual or joint usefulness, pleasure, or profit; a social union; a partnership; as, a missionary society.
  5. The persons, collectively considered, who live in any region or at any period; any community of individuals who are united together by a common bond of nearness or intercourse; those who recognize each other as associates, friends, and acquaintances.
  6. Specifically, the more cultivated portion of any community in its social relations and influences; those who mutually give receive formal entertainments.
  7. An organized body of persons united by a common interest and purpose; people in general, considered as living in relationship with each other; as, to work for the uplift of society; companionship; people of culture and of good standing in any community: sometimes applied to people of wealth and fashion; as, all society was present at the wedding.
  8. A number of persons associated for a common interest: a community or partnership: the civilized body of mankind: persons who associate: a religious or ecclesiastical body.
  9. Association of persons in one interest; whole body of civilised persons; companionship.
  10. A body of persons composing a community or connected by some tie.
  11. The wealthy and cultured class of a community.
  12. Companionship; fellowship.
  13. A number of persons united in community; an association for the promotion of some common object; a fraternity; company; fellowship; partnership.
  14. A number of persons associated for a particular purpose; fellowship; the civilised body of mankind; the public; those persons in any community who usually associate together; a religious body.
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Usage examples for society

  1. I fancy you will like them- all three- and be happy for some time in their society. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  2. He should not be received in society. – Captain Jinks, Hero by Ernest Crosby
  3. I helped to put him there to get him out of the way as a danger to Society." – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  4. Our first duty is to Society. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. " No, we don't know any more of the very gossippy kind, but we are going to a tea at Dot's, and we'll make a society note of that. – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  6. Society will come back to town very soon now- at least, some of it. – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  7. " Of course, we couldn't possibly let him go: he isn't fit for his own society. – Captain Jim by Mary Grant Bruce
  8. " Will you live eight months in society and four months in the country? – Erlach Court by Ossip Schubin
  9. " Of course society is open to me. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  10. But it would not be fair to my wife; she doesn't get very much of my society, and she has been looking forward to our having a run together. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  11. The society is a thing of the past and you'll find your friend Penrod's parents agree with me in that. – Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
  12. Their hand was against society, and society's against them. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne
  13. Just look at what society is. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  14. Society always does it, except when the marriage is one to be ashamed of?" – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  15. There is no one whose society I grow so soon tired of. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  16. I suppose there is some very nice society? – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  17. As you will, fair Madame, and you I know will not say me nay when I ask you to bid all your guests come, as I have a word to say to them of the 'hidden wife, ' society gives me. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  18. " Well, if that's society, then. – Half a Dozen Girls by Anna Chapin Ray
  19. Ladies of high society came to congratulate us.... – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  20. She and her brother have been lost to Society since long before my marriage. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
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