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- Beau geste
a fine or noble gesture, often futile or only for effect. Contemporary Examples Finally, Assad was back in the diplomatic arena, strengthened by his beau geste. For Bashar Al-Assad, Crossing Obama’s Red Line Was a Win-Win Anna Momigliano November 21, 2013 Historical Examples But this was the beau geste of a contemporary who wished to […]
- Beau ideal
a conception of perfect beauty. a model of excellence. Historical Examples He was my beau ideal of a naval officer—bold and masterful, yet soft and pleasant-voiced withal when he chose to conciliate. A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood And there, you know who that is, that beau ideal of a hussar? Charles O’Malley, The Irish Dragoon, […]
- Beau monde
the fashionable world; high society. Historical Examples Well, if she does, I shall perhaps have a glimpse at the beau monde. Lippincott’s Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873. Various I chose the latter, on account of the beau monde which the soldier had boasted of. The Memoirs of Count […]
Pierre Gustave Toutant [pyer gy-stav too-tahn] /pyɛr güˈstav tuˈtɑ̃/ (Show IPA), 1818–93, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War. Historical Examples Well, then he was going to Beauregard, so I would see him occasionally. Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy You and […]