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来自法语。e-, 向外。-lit, 选出，字母c脱落，词源同eligible, elect.
- élite: see elect
- elite (n.)
- "a choice or select body, the best part," 1823, from French élite "selection, choice," from Old French eslite (12c.), fem. past participle of elire, elisre "pick out, choose," from Latin eligere "choose" (see election). Borrowed in Middle English as "chosen person" (late 14c.), especially a bishop-elect; died out mid-15c.; re-introduced by Byron's "Don Juan." As an adjective by 1852. As a typeface, first recorded 1920.
- 1. They were, by and large, a very wealthy, privileged elite.
- 2. Only the educational elite go 〔 goes 〕 to Oxford or Cambridge.
- 3. The power elite inside the government is controlling foreign policy.
- 4. Dr Russel is creating an elite herd by cross-breeding goats from around the globe.
- 5. A tiny, educated elite profited from the misery of their two million fellow countrymen.
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