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English citations of condition

1813 1843
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  1. social status, rank
    • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Modern Library Edition (1995), page 140
      Could you expect me to rejoice in the inferiority of your connections?---to congratulate myself on the hope of relations, whose condition in life is so decidedly beneath my own?
    • 1843 Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 3, Landlord Edmund
      Dryasdust puzzles and pokes for some biography of this Beodric; and repugns to consider him a mere East-Anglian Person of Condition, not in need of a biography