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Exclusive CirclePlay
Refers to a small, often socially superior group that is not easily accessible to others. SlideThe secret dinner was attended by the elite of the tech industry.
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Power and InfluencePlay
Carries a connotation of power, influence, and often wealth, not just superiority in abilities. SlideThe policy was influenced by the political elite.
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Positive or NegativePlay
Can be used admiringly or critically, depending on the speaker's view on the group's exclusivity. SlideThey were seen as the educational elite, shaping the future of academia.