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“By the time he reached the Sixth Form, Peter had contrived to become the fashion-athlete, scholar, arbiter elegantiarum — nec pluribus impar.”
“The great man had hoped to form an integral part of the new household, to be the organizer of festivities, the 'arbiter elegantiarum'.”
“What induces our metropolitan _literati_, those at least who are, or affect to be the _arbitri elegantiarum_ among them, to consider the”
“At a time when the "Satirist" was flinging its darts at the peculiarly vulnerable Duke of Brunswick, goading him into the writing of his pamphlets, and into that crushing retaliation whereby the paper was condemned in five thousand pounds damages, _Punch_ was perhaps the most moderate public censor and _arbiter elegantiarum_ amongst all those who used ridicule and irony as instruments of castigation; and indulgence has been the reward that he has reaped.”
“Leicester, it should be borne in mind, was one of the most popular men in the college -- a sort of _arbiter elegantiarum_ in the best set.”
“In a short time, this gay voluptuary became so much a favourite at court, that nothing was agreeable but what was approved by Petronius and the authority which he acquired, by being umpire in whatever related to the economy of gay dissipation, procured him the title of Arbiter elegantiarum.”
“Neronian Rome the author of the Satyricon once had been, yet in his inmost heart he desired to be something more than a mere arbiter elegantiarum, to be consulted on the wearing of a jewel, or the knotting of a necktie, or the conduct of a cane.”
“By the time he reached the Sixth Form, Peter had contrived to become the fashion -- athlete, scholar, arbiter elegantiarum -- nec pluribus impar.”
“So that Bardelys, known as the Magnificent; Bardelys the mirror of chivalry; Bardelys the arbiter elegantiarum of the Court of France, is no better, it seems, than a vulgar spy.”
“Caterina, there to pursue in peace the studies for which she had a taste, whilst her splendid, profligate brother became the ornament -- the arbiter elegantiarum -- of our court.”
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