privilege


privilege
01. I believe that it is a [privilege] to own an automobile, not a right, so people should use their cars responsibly.
02. Alicia was born to [privilege], so she could never understand what it really meant to have to work hard to survive.
03. I feel very [privileged] to have had the chance to work with such an important scientist.
04. The government in this country seems determined to help guard the power of the [privileged] few, at the expense of the less fortunate majority.
05. Juanita had a very [privileged] upbringing, with maids, a chauffeur, private schools and everything.
06. President Richard Nixon argued that audio tapes from his office were [privileged] information, and as such should be unavailable to reporters investigating the Watergate scandal.
07. This data is [privileged] information which cannot be shared with the general public.
08. Georges Clemenceau once said that telling the truth is one of the [privileges] of old age.
09. C. Everett Koop once observed that life affords no greater responsibility, no greater [privilege], than raising of the next generation.
10. Charles Evans Hughes once remarked that when we lose the right to be different, we lose the [privilege] to be free.
11. Our credit card users have certain [privileges], such as discounts at certain stores, travel insurance, etc.
12. Until the Middle Ages, passports were given only to the [privileged] rich.
13. Equal rights and [privileges] are guaranteed to all Turkish citizens.
14. For a long time, only the [privileged] white children in Jamaica had access to a quality education.
15. Actress Lauren Bacall once remarked, "Surely it's better to sleep late in the morning only when it's a rare [privilege], not an everyday occurrence."
16. John Rockefeller once said, "Think of giving not as a duty but as a [privilege]."
17. Two hundred years ago, most of the world was ruled by monarchs, and voting was a rare [privilege].
18. Karl Marx believed that the masses of workers are exploited by a small, [privileged] elite, who control most of the wealth.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:
, , , , , , / , , / (some particular exemption), (with some peculiar right)


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  • privilège — [ privilɛʒ ] n. m. • 1190; var. privilegie, priviliège; lat. jurid. privilegium « loi concernant un particulier » 1 ♦ Droit, avantage particulier accordé à un seul individu ou à une catégorie, en dehors de la loi commune. ⇒ apanage. Concéder,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • privilege — priv·i·lege n [Latin privilegium law affecting a specific person, special right, from privus private + leg lex law] 1: a right, license, or exemption from duty or liability granted as a special benefit, advantage, or favor: as a: an exemption… …   Law dictionary

  • privilege — Privilege. s. m. Faculté accordée à un particulier, ou à une Communauté de faire quelque chose à l exclusion de tous autres. Un beau privilege. privilege exclusif. un privilege fort estendu. un privilege nouveau. un privilege d imprimer. un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Privilege — • A permanent concession made by a legislator outside of the common law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Privilege     Privilege      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • Privilege — Priv i*lege, n. [F. privil[ e]ge, L. privilegium an ordinance or law against or in favor of an individual; privus private + lex, legis, law. See {Private}, and {Legal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • privilege — Privilege, C est à dire, une loy particuliere, pour ou contre aucun, Priuilegium, Vacatio. Toute ville qui jouissoit de mesmes privileges que la ville de Rome, Municipium. Le privilege aux bourgeois, Ius municipum, et ciuile. B. Crier par vertu… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Privilege — Priv i*lege, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Privileged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Privileging}.] [Cf. F. privil[ e]gier.] [1913 Webster] 1. To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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