- n. Someone who lives well.
- From French viveur (Wiktionary)
“He wanted first editions of the poets; had a liking for old furniture and old silver, for fine pictures, Eastern carpets and Renascence bronzes; in fine, he had all the artist's desires as well as those of the poet and "viveur".”
“B--- is 'viveur' no doubt, mais, mon Dieu, que voulezvous?”
“B--- is 'viveur' no doubt, mais, mon Dieu, que voulez vous?”
“He read out: ‘This known bon viveur, Wit, rakehell, and royal intimate, has abducted Mistress Elizabeth Malet, the great heiress of the North, who is only sixteen years old!’”
“That the air around him is delicately perfumed with vestigial lunchtime booze just seems like the finishing touch to the portrait of a Manhattan bon viveur.”
“Willie, though an elder of the Church of Scotland, seemed to me a bon viveur, fond of his dram.”
“Yet his subsequent existence as a freelance engineer was no less intense, as he careered across America with noted bon viveur Robert Palmer, ate opium with John Martyn and emerged from making two Talk Talk albums in total darkness with both his sanity and marriage somehow intact.”
“By contrast, LulzSec, whose website plays the theme from Love Boat and has a monocled cartoon bon viveur as its avatar, is more flamboyant.”
“The Best of France in London with Stephen Bayley Stephen Bayley – author, critic, curator, bon viveur – leads a bicycle ride through French-influenced London.”
“But his greatest love was not expended on the Commander, but on his mother, Yvonne, who would have wished to have been a bon viveur in metropolitan society, but was stuck instead in small-town gentility with her peevish husband.”
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