Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See foulder.
“If you meet with any superlatively good, and not else, pray send over a 'foudre' of it, and write to him.”
“Ramey Wine Cellars A NUANCED VISION | Hyde Vineyards in Napa, source of a great Ramey Chardonnay David Ramey was driving on a dusty road through the land of tequila and mezcal when he had what he describes as his "coup de foudre"—otherwise known as his road-to-Mexicali moment—and realized, improbably, that he wanted to make wine.”
“We started jamming in his rehearsal space and then my basement the week after that, and the band was born - it was like coup de foudre!”
“Anthea lasts all of a day or so there; before one excruciating executive meeting is over (hilariously satirized), she has experienced a coup de foudre and fallen in love with the young woman painting protest slogans over the company sign.”
“The 18-year-old Marcus was mesmerised by Dylan's stage persona, and he records the occasion as if it were a coup de foudre: "Something in his demeanour dared you to pin him down, to sum him up and write him off, and you couldn't do it.”
“Don watches this domestic scene and seems to be hit by a "coup de foudre" -- that unexpected bolt of lightening that wraps up a sense of crystalline truth and unbearable love.”
“The experience should be something of a coup de foudre in that one puts on the dress and one just "knows" instantly it's right.”
“I cannot remember the first encounter, but it was un coup de foudre.”
“Apparently, they had met over a decade ago, and had a coup de foudre friendship -- and he had been waiting all these years for the right film to write for her.”
“Painful for the publisher, who shells out a fortune in the hope of a recoup that rarely occurs; painful for the writer, who hasn't bargained for the inflated expectations that follow adulation; and painful for the reader, whose coup de foudre is unlikely to survive the second date.”
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