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Vulgar (noun)

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Vúlgar. n.s. [vulgaire, Fr.] The common people.

                                  I'll about;
Drive away the vulgar from the streets.
Shakespeare.

Those men, and their adherents, were then looked upon by the affrighted vulgar, as greater protectors of their laws and liberties than myself. K. Charles.

The vulgar imagine the pretender to have been a child imposed upon the nation by the fraudulent zeal of his parents, and their bigotted counsellors. Swift.

Sources: Charles I (27) · Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (42) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

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