Definitions

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

  • n. Variant of gest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To tell stories or gests.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • MYSELF: But don't you like the "geste" I'm writing?

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • Ce serait un geste honorable qui ferait baisser la pression sur la ministre, et qui éviterait que la suspicion ne s'installe au sein du caucus adéquiste.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Anyhow, it was their legacy to apportion as they saw fit, since it was they who had led the two crucial wars that formed the bookends, as it were, to this episode; and they never admired the D'Annunzio-style "grande geste" of a Moshe Dayan (also Begin's Foreign Minister at the time), Begin, or an Ariel Sharon.

    Robert Eisenman: If Menachem Begin Wore Swim Trunks, He Would Never Have Withdrawn from Sinai (and Castro's Recent Comments)

  • I wondered just what the price of those might be, considering we'd just unburdened the dealer of the blanket... and wouldn't it only be fair to receive a discount on the next purchase the ol' "petit geste commercial"?

    Brocante / Antiques

  • There could have been no fitter nor more touching a symbol of Franco-German reconciliation than their ` beau geste.

    Eric Margolis: The Dead Remind Europe Of The Folly Of War

  • The idea of a wicked fairy cursing a child at a christening goes back to a tale of the chansons de geste.

    Fairy Godmothers

  • Nous vous proposons un instant dans votre journée ou votre semaine pour faire rayonner l'amour tout autour de vous, par une parole, un geste, une action ou tout simplement par une pensée.

    Archive 2009-02-15

  • Were there ever knights sans peur et sans reproche, men for whom ballads should be composed and chansons de geste recited, American infantrymen are they.

    Paranoia Writ Small

  • Subjectivity in Troubadour Poetry (1990), The Chanson de geste in the Age of Romance: Political Fictions (1995), The Romance of the Rose.

    Upcoming Event: Sarah Kay @ Medieval Club

  • His date-night foray to Manhattan with the First Lady was the sort of beau geste that most men could only dream about (if they even bothered to dream) but never pull off.

    Obama Date Night an Affront to Lazy Slobs Everywhere: Todd S. Purdum

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