Louis Quatorze love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the baroque style in architecture, furniture, and decoration of the reign of Louis XIV.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the art or style of the times of Louis XIV. of France.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An epithet designating a style of architecture and decoration prevalent in France in the reign of Louis XIV. (1643-1715), and copied in other countries.

Etymologies

French.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It also doubles as a chair, so you can auction off your current $20,000 Louis Quatorze desk chair at Christie's.

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  • He's afraid people will get the wrong idea of how the cabin looked if they don't see it with his Louis Quatorze bedroom set

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  • “There has never been anything like this since the days of Louis Quatorze,” someone said.

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  • Let us comfort ourselves by thinking that Louis Quatorze in all his glory held his revels in the dark, and bless Mr. Price and other Luciferous benefactors of mankind, for banishing the abominable mutton of our youth.

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  • One by one they go, and not a regret embitters their departure; the young succeed them in their places, Louis Quatorze is swelling larger and shining broader, another generation and another France dawn on the horizon; but for us and these old men whom we have loved so long, the inevitable end draws near and is welcome.

    Memories and Portraits

  • But doubtless, also, the masters are, in many cases, the object of a merely interested cultus, sitting aloft like Louis Quatorze, giving and receiving flattery and favour; and the dogs, like the majority of men, have but foregone their true existence and become the dupes of their ambition.

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  • Il etait un corsair sous Louis Quatorze, pendant le dix-septieme siecle.

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  • “Dear child, how late it is!” exclaimed Lady Knollys suddenly, looking at the Louis Quatorze clock, that crowned the mantel-piece.

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  • There, on that Louis Quatorze chair, she had sat while Miriam and Sarah played on the cello and the pianoforte.

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  • Madame Celina, her back to Sarah, was seated at the Louis Quatorze desk, ostensibly looking at the river traffic below, which was probably typical of New York's rush hour - terrible.

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