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

  • Bourgeois, Léon Victor Auguste 1851-1925. 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.
  • Bourgeois, Louise Born 1911. French-born American sculptor whose often erotic sculptures are characterized by elongated figures and abstract shapes.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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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  • I see this happen with the major artists we represent, such as Bourgeois, Joan Mitchell and Eva Hesse, who are exceptionally high-ranking artists.

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