Example sentences for: peasantry

How can you use “peasantry” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The stubborn aristocracy and high clergy were anxious to protect their ancient privileges; a burgeoning bourgeoisie longed for reforms that would give them greater opportunity; the peasantry was no longer prepared to bear the burden of feudal extortion; and a growing urban populace of artisans groaned under intolerable hardships.

  • Left behind by the exodus to Pakistan at the 1947 partition, they make up the peasantry in the north.

  • Armed with almost absolute powers, Solon produced a constitution advancing the ideal of equality before the law for citizens of all classes, set up a trial-by-jury system, freed the peasantry from debt to landowners, and introduced far-sighted reforms that revived the languishing economy.

  • His contemporary, Amsterdam-born Cornelius Krieghoff (1815–1872), concentrated on the Québec peasantry and landscapes, as you can see here with his striking Montmorency Falls in Winter.

  • The pattern for the peasantry and bourgeoisie of France was thus established.


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