in the natural state.
Marmur says—”au naturel” being a relative term in Manhattan.
The One Good Thing Michele Bachmann Did: Proudly Blurt Out Her Age Judith Newman January 7, 2012
Here we see an au naturel Moore, bra-less in faded rock T-shirts and vowel-mangling California accent.
Julianne Moore’s Dangerous Beauty Gina Piccalo July 6, 2010
Instead, her au naturel dusting and vacuuming maintained her svelte figure.
Seduce Like a Writer: How 7 Famous Scribes Wooed Joni Rendon, Shannon McKenna Schmidt February 12, 2014
However, they said they were well paid by the sight of him toiling up the trail in the moonlight, au naturel!
I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
Well, they must take you au naturel, as our countrymen do their potatoes.
Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles Lever
How will madame have potatoes, saut or grill, or au naturel?
With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume IV Various
This is exactly as we could wish,—it allows us to study the Don, so to speak, au naturel.
A Trip to Cuba Julia Ward Howe
In these rooms he is au naturel, and with all his good-nature and genuineness he is rather a rough fellow.
Town Life in Australia R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
It is also served with the four following omelets: au naturel, with salt pork, fines herbes, and with cheese.
Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks Pierre Blot
uncooked or plainly cooked
1817, French, literally “in the natural state;” originally meaning “uncooked,” but used euphemistically for “undressed.” See natural (adj.).
- Au revoir
until we see each other again; goodbye for the present. Contemporary Examples Tracy McNicoll on how Francois Hollande said au revoir to former president Sarkozy. François Hollande Sworn in as French President Tracy McNicoll May 14, 2012 Historical Examples The doctors grinned sardonic disgust; intimated that a serious danger was threatening society, and hinted an […]
- Au vol
a cry used to encourage a hawk to fly.
American Unitarian Association. Historical Examples The dehortative and cautionary particles kaua, aua, kei, belong strictly to the imperative. Grammar of the New Zealand language (2nd edition) Robert Maunsell For directing the sledge the following words are used: aua, aua! The Central Eskimo Franz Boas Ear, ochtauakay (ch guttural; aua separated; kay German, with the rest […]
a piece sung or played outdoors at dawn, usually as a compliment to someone. Historical Examples After all, that “aubade Provenale” was just the melodious story of the woods in spring. The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt Sweet as any aubade of the olden time, under olive and ilex, is it not? A Speckled Bird […]