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Use in varieties of Scots

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elite Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10.5 16.4 0 0 10.3 11.3 0
Number of occurrences1917 0 0 1 1 0
Number of authors9 7 1 1

Occurrences of elite in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
e Edinburgh's self proclaimed elite. Ah suddenly realise that wha on page 53
ah figured oot what gave the elite their power, eh? it wisnae th on page 91

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
eirsels as Britain's naitural elite. The tulzie atween Cameron an on page 41
hat considerit theirsels the 'elite' in Scotland apein the manner on page 60
roblem o hou the metropolitan elite in Westminster see the warld. on page 77
n stupidity o the Westminster elite anent Europe his shown us cle on page 102
in else amang the Westminster elite needs tae ask theirsel gin th on page 128

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McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ture yoursel’, yin o’ the Elite,
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Lehane, Matt La Le La Le La Iron Mountain, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
tae the legislative elite
the armoury o the capitalist elite
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Seth-Smith, Niki Chynge o sum kind is comin either wey, but a vote tae leave wad empooer Europe’s faur richt, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
a see nae end i sicht tae the elite stitch-up an jist want tae sh
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@MartinBroon tweeted
eded,which means the European elite will be watchin,& OK translat(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
w - mind you these so called elite players are so saft its no re (2021) twitter link
n_Pacey its amateur m8 - the elite game of football u will ever (2020) twitter link
@libertine95 the elite teams in rugby are getting a (2020) twitter link
r sayin is give us a goal - elite fitbaw players ma erse - a r (2021) twitter link
w family - grassroots fitbaw elite - b oan brothers! https://t. (2021) twitter link


@Julie_Dennison tweeted
Turns oot woodcut tools ir da ELITE fir neep carvin (2020) twitter link


@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
yonks, a can see those fuckin elite cabals dae that tae us since (2020) search twitter