Society


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Society

A group of persons who, by accident or design, are related to each other in some way and therefore have to deal with each other. Examples of societies include everyone who attends the same church, lives in the same country, or belongs to the same club. According to most political and economic theories, persons in a society have the responsibility to care for other members of that society, though exactly how to do so remains a matter of contention. While some theories emphasize the role of society, more individualistic theories tend to minimize its role.
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never before known, and thereby, to the revolutionary element in the tottering feudal society, a rapid development.
The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionising the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society.
At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged, the feudal organisation of agriculture and manufacturing industry, in one word, the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters.
The society of the energetic class, in their friendly and festive meetings, is full of courage and of attempts which intimidate the pale scholar.
Each man's rank in that perfect graduation depends on some symmetry in his structure or some agreement in his structure to the symmetry of society.
He is a little gay, a thing Society is accustomed to in young men, and he is very impressible.
Society suppresses us and dominates us-- Bird, be quiet
And as for appearance, he was the most distinguished-looking man in our society.
I was beginning to see through the appearances of the society in which I had always lived, and to find the frightful realities that were beneath.
Besides the service and society, Vronsky had another great interest--horses; he was passionately fond of horses.
Her chief trouble, as far as I can judge, is the impossibility of shaking off her distinguished relatives, who furtively quit their abject splendor to drop in upon her for dinner and a little genuine human society much oftener than is convenient to poor Erskine.
I, who have seen society reluctantly accepting works of genius for nothing from men of extraordinary gifts, and at the same time helplessly paying my father millions, and submitting to monstrous mortgages of its future production, for a few directions as to the most business-like way of manufacturing and selling cotton, cannot but wonder, as I prepare my income-tax returns, whether society was mad to sacrifice thus to him and to me.

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