Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • French midwife in Henry IV's court. She delivered Marie de Médicis' children, including the future Louis XIII, and wrote an influential obstetrics manual.
  • French-born American sculptor whose often erotic sculptures are characterized by elongated figures and abstract shapes.
  • Léon Victor Auguste,French statesman who was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (1903–1925) and helped draft the Covenant of the League of Nations (1919). He won the 1920 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Examples

  • [1] The term Bourgeois is used for Master throughout the

    Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory Volume I.

  • Bourgeois is trying out shortstop, a shift from his original spot of second base, and will start there at Savannah.

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  • Léon Bourgeois, is accompanied by a salute from Norway to the will for peace of the French people, whom he has represented with great distinction for many years through good days and bad.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1920

  • I was really excited a couple of years ago when we found this little shop/gallery called the Bourgeois Pig* on a side street near the Heiliggeistkirche.

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  • I was really excited a couple of years ago when we found this little shop/gallery called the Bourgeois Pig* on a side street near the Heiliggeistkirche.

    The Bourgeois Pig: I Hardly Knew Ye

  • The title page notes that the work has been revised and augmented by Firmin Bourgeois.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • "The Curé may call the Bourgeois what he likes," replied Babet, "but there is not another Christian in the city if the good Bourgeois be not one; and next the Church there is not a house in Quebec better known or better liked by all the habitans, than the Golden Dog; and such bargains too, as one gets there!"

    The Golden Dog

  • The Bourgeois was a man worth looking at and, at a glance, one to trust to, whether you sought the strong hand to help, the wise head to counsel, or the feeling heart to sympathize with you.

    The Golden Dog

  • The French revolution was also led by the 'Bourgeois'.

    Imagine a Free and Prosperous Iran

  • He smoke clove cigarettes and called his professors, "Bourgeois," but he dated rich girls and now he's a corporate lawyer somewhere?

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