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  • Which meant happily calling bonsoir! as French friends from Imaginales and the previous Utopiales swung by -- like the ever-lovely Jeanne-A Debats.

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  • Am I right in thinking that “bonsoir” is used at all times of day in parts of?

    Evenin’ All | Linguism | Language Blog

  • She just said bonsoir, however, as if she expected to see us in the morning, and it was then it hit me, like a dull blow, that there would be no one to bid us farewell.

    Dreaming in French

  • She breathes a “bonsoir” to us from under her tousled hair, and visions of Edith Piaf dance before our eyes.

    Baa baa black sheep, have you any Grey Goose?

  • "Bonssual buitly le fulanssua c'est POLYSICS fulom Japaaaaan" ( "bonsoir vitry le francois c'est polysics from japan": p)

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  • He had a pince-nez on his nose; but as soon as he saw me he took it off (evidently as a mark of politeness), and courteously lifting his top-hat, but without stopping, however, said to me with an elegant smile: “Hullo, bonsoir,” and passing me went downstairs.

    A Raw Youth

  • And now I came across this gentleman when I least expected to meet him; he smiles to me, takes off his hat and says bonsoir in quite a friendly way.

    A Raw Youth

  • I saw him out to the gate and there was a brave ring in his "_bonsoir, mon vieux_," as he swung off in the dusk of the starlit road.

    A Village of Vagabonds

  • "I have the honour to wish madame a _bonsoir_," said he, but the lady was still sulky and vouchsafed no answer.

    Crowded Out! and Other Sketches

  • It is, as I have indicated, the ladies who bid him _bonsoir_.

    The Mountebank

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