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  • ARLEN SPECTER (R), JUDICIARY CHAIRMAN: It has been my experience that the hearings are really, in effect, a subtle menuet.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2006

  • JOSEPH BIDEN (D), DELAWARE: I really hope that this doesn't turn out to be a menuet; I hope it turns out to be a conversation.

    CNN Transcript Jan 10, 2006

  • And this pas de menuet has two demi-coupés and two pas marchés en pointe.

    The Last Great Dance on Earth

  • Two things are worthy of notice in many pages choked with notes: there is a menuet, the only essay I recall of Chopin's in this graceful, artificial form; and the Larghetto is in 5/4 time -- also a novel rhythm, and not very grateful.

    Old Fogy His Musical Opinions and Grotesques

  • Unfortunately Quebec had then no Court Journal, so that following generations will have but faint ideas of all the witchery, the stunning head-dresses, the _décolletées_, high-waisted robes of their stately grandmothers, whirled round in the giddy waltz by whiskered, épauletted cavaliers, or else courtesying in the demure _menuet de la cour_.

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • Do not forget to bring the variations on Ekart's menuet d'exaude, and also those on Fischer's minuet.

    The Letters of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Prince's dame de compagnie was very kind, I seemed to belong to no one in that great room, where the ladies were sitting in long rows, and the gentlemen parading before them, paying their court to one after another, while the space in the middle was left free for some distinguished pair to dance the menuet de la cour.

    Stray Pearls

  • In the air 'Non, le plus grand empire' one hardly notices this is a menuet.

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  • The Valse enjoys a limpid, caressing verve, a Romantic's answer to a Classical menuet.

    Audiophile Audition Headlines

  • [mokouna] no mukou wa hikari afureru though there will be times of pain and sadness the other side of the door is filed with light yagate subete wa hitotsu ni naru sono toki made tsuzuku [yoku] no michidzureni tenshi no menuet until all become one on the long trip, will be your companion with the angel's menuet

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