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  • "_Chère enfant, chère enfant_, forgive an old papa -- _qui t'a fait bobo_ -- and you are actually going to marry my Théo?"

    The Halo

  • A celebrated English writer, to whom the label enfant terrible has stuck, thinks that English politicians are worthless, and the dear old place is finished, more or less.

    Cursing one's homeland before fleeing overseas, Martin Amis, is a cliche

  • The avant garde French designer -- whose daring coups over the years earned him the nickname "enfant terrible" -- stands out not only because of his technique but because of his art, identity, and influence upon the world.

    Simona Rabinovitch: Jean Paul Gaultier Museum Exhibit in Montreal

  • He's certainly put a new twist on the meaning of the expression enfant terrible.

    The stupid! It burns!

  • Thomas Ades, described as the enfant terrible of the British classical music world and Peter Donohoe couldn't join us as they needed to rehearse for their concerts.

    Pablo Ganguli: Visitors in Russia

  • The atmosphere was bon enfant, that is, it was mainly composed by friends and relatives and a dusting of onlookers like me.

    Venezuela in music

  • Gareth Pugh, the avant-garde British designer, seemed a perfect fit: like the young McQueen, he was labelled the enfant terrible of his generation, and like McQueen, he began his career in London before upping sticks to show in Paris.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Le vent du Wyoming, La comtesse de Baton Rouge, once dubbed the enfant terrible of Quebecois cinema.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • There long had been rumors about parental displeasure with youngest son Laurent - dubbed "enfant terrible" in the media for his long tradition of courting controversy - either for his speedy driving, love of expensive furniture, former romantic connections and, now, unauthorized travel.

    The Seattle Times

  • I recently got the chance to see the documentary Dreams With Sharp Teeth, about the life and times and writings of the once-so-called enfant terrible of the SF world, Harlan Ellison.

    The ZehnKatzen Times

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