American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An environment or a setting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The middle place or point; the mean; a point equally removed from extremes; also, surrounding conditions; social environment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Environment.
- n. the environmental condition
- From French milieu. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French, center : mi, middle (from Latin medius; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots) + lieu, place (from Latin locus). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The heroes are mostly antiheroic, and the milieu is more frenetic than credible, but it's no surprise that this novel is a 2008 Hugo Award nominee.”
“Yes, she operated in the old major label milieu, but her stuff was way more daring and imaginative and far less dogmatic than most hipster acts.”
“Milljöh, which renders the French word milieu into the Berlin dialect, became a half-mocking, half-affectionate term used all over Germany to convey the desperate pluckiness of Berlin's sprawling slums.”
“His milieu was the perfumed corridors of theatres filled by girls with feathers and fans, private rooms in private clubs.”
“You must accept this resuscitated trio, if at all, very much as they actually went about Tuscany, in long ago discarded young flesh, when the one trait everywhere common to their milieu was the absence of any moral excitement over such-and-such an action's being or not being”
“The mere sensation of the milieu is a placid happiness: it is like the sensation of a dream in which people greet us exactly as we like to be greeted, and say to us all that we like to hear, and do for us all that we wish to have done, -- people moving soundlessly through spaces of perfect repose, all bathed in vapoury light.”
“This film is about a high-capitalist, haut-bourgeois milieu, which is really anathema to me.”
“The changes in one form to another happened with the changes in the environment (or what Antoine Bechamp called the milieu).”
“Both Speer and the Coydogs are fringe acts for sure, yet neither one can be considered a part of the indie milieu, which is just as well.”
“Ideologically, I have no problem with the goals of militia members, for example – but this was the kind of milieu used to create Tim McVeigh and Lee Harvey Oswald.”
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