Definition of Elite group
1. Noun. A group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status.
Generic synonyms: Upper Class, Upper Crust
Specialized synonyms: Chosen, Elect, Cream, Pick, Clerisy, Intelligentsia, Beau Monde, Bon Ton, High Society, Smart Set, Society, Few, Aristocracy, Nobility
Member holonyms: Technocrat
Derivative terms: Elite
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Literary usage of Elite group
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"... but for 'every policeman it was their dream to join the SB', it was a 'very elite group', indeed the 'most elite group in the SA police at that stage'. ..."
2. Truth and Consequences: Relative Connections by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1993)
"What are the goals of the secret elite group, the inheritors of ... This elite group that also calls itself the OLYMPIANS (they truly believe they are equal ..."
3. Plant-breeding: Comments on the Experiments of Nilsson and Burbank by Hugo de Vries (1907)
"... of the elite group were chosen for the continuance of the strain or family, and slowly, but gradually, its qualities were seen to improve in the desired ..."
4. Journal of Applied Psychology by American Psychological Association, American Association for Applied Psychology (1918)
"This discussion is interesting in connection with McDougall's elite group, and The Great Society of Wallas. " Philistines differ from geniuses in both aims ..."
5. Russian Money Laundering: Congressional Hearing edited by James A. Leach (2001)
"CONCEALMENT OF STATE-PARTY ASSETS The first formal planning sessions by an elite group of the Soviet Politburo and senior members of the nomenklatura to ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A third group is intermediate and overlaps the other two: it is the cohort of reviewers—an elite group of experts comprising both old and young faculty, ..."
7. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"What skill gave me passage into the elite group? Instead of basking in my grand achievement, anxiety about the next day nipped at my heels. ..."
8. A LM Ia Ceramic Kiln in South-Central Crete: Function and Pottery Production by Joseph W. Shaw (2001)
"The term "elite" is used here to refer to the relatively high quality of the vases, and does not imply that their distribution was limited to an elite group ..."