Part of speech: noun

The common people.

Part of speech: noun

The body of the common people; the masses.

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Usage examples "populace":

  1. He is of opinion that, in twenty- four hours, the populace will be in possession of Paris. - "The Idler in France", Marguerite Gardiner.
  2. Imagine the horror of the superstitious populace! - "Terribly Intimate Portraits", Noël Coward.
  3. The Parisian populace ought to have been put down, as Guizot wished. - "The English Constitution", Walter Bagehot.