Part of speech: noun

People of good position or birth.

Part of speech: noun

Any specified class of people.

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Usage examples "gentry":

  1. I was away with the gentry, and save for a lady I couldn't have been back now. - "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries", W. Y. Evans Wentz.
  2. Send those gentry here, to count the blessings of monarchy. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
  3. I am asking you whether you have not been calling on some of the gentry. - "Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden", G. A. Henty.