- They are tough, but decent, clearly not posh Labour party arrivistes, and they clearly have the Labour party in their veins.
- Many, such as Fielding's cousin Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, would go on laughing at Richardson, the anxious arriviste, for his ‘low’ pretensions to gentility.
- Full of arrivistes and the new rich for whom desperate consumption was a proof of being, its secret world (secret, that is, to all not admitted to the charmed circles of the West End) revolved around sex and gambling.
- Like a lot of new-money arrivistes, Target can make grand gestures, but it gets the details wrong.
- In Thackeray's next full-length novel, the Newcomes are so called because they are both a nouveau riche and an arriviste family.
- One strand of poetry, even today, represents the resentment of the old middle class at finding its assets devalued by a flood of competition; its hauteur towards the arriviste working class graduates.
- Many more felt a sentimental attachment to Jacobitism, or at least alienation from the arriviste courts of William III and the Georges.
- Jean Chretien (though now wealthy) is an outsider, an arriviste, and a rags-to-riches political scrapper.
- Believe me, the work of a line cook in a restaurant catering to the tastes of arriviste Texans is even more boring than it is cracked up to be.
- The ranks of modern royalty are crowded with arrivistes.
- Michael Armstrong spoofs the pretensions of bourgeois arrivistes, while describing the horrors of child labor and documenting its heroine's mounting inquisitiveness and willingness to intervene.
- Given the Marxian reduction of everything to class interests, it is obvious that a petit bourgeois arriviste such as Ms. Rodham-Clinton can neither command the allegiance of the proletariat nor enjoy the trust of the capitalists.
- He stands out among the arriviste engineers who dominate the tech industry, combining aristocratic reserve with a merchant's frugality and the obsessive drive of an entrepreneur.
- There are many Irish arrivistes keen to be seen in these places regardless of whether they get clotted cream, proper cucumber sandwiches or a bit of crumpet.
- Distinguishing between a painted lady of ancient noble lineage and a lady with arriviste social ambitions who availed herself of face paint with equal liberality is no longer a matter of reading fixed signs on the surface of the body.
- They merely confirmed that, for the second time in two decades, the BBC had lost one of its treasured institutions to the arrivistes of commercial television.
- As the Van Doren family play their favourite parlour game - trading Shakespearian quotes across the dinner table - an arriviste young lawyer watches, open-mouthed and clearly intimidated.
- Even the arrivistes in California understood the sophistication required for a vigneron, commissioning fine architects to enhance their vineyards with beautiful buildings.
- What's more at the end of the day, Conrad Black was still Conrad Black: egotist, aspirant and arriviste.
- The ‘image’ of a city like Tokyo or New York might well come from star-struck arrivistes rather than locals.
- They've been replaced in the Commons by the suburban arrivistes who now dominate the Tory benches; they've lost their feudal right to sit in the Lords.