Quotes These regions varied from establishment to establishment, but two features were fairly unwavering: that the VIPs be kept separate from the hoi polloi, and that the hoi polloi be able to see them. — Jennifer Egan, Look at Me, 2001 Origin Hoi polloi is borrowed from Greek, where it translates literally as “the many.” It entered English in the early 1800s.

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