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  • n. Plural form of Parisian.


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  • And forasmuch as, at this imposition of a new name, all the people that were there swore everyone by the Sancts of his parish, the Parisians, which are patched up of all nations and all pieces of countries, are by nature both good jurors and good jurists, and somewhat overweening; whereupon Joanninus de Barrauco, libro de copiositate reverentiarum, thinks that they are called Parisians from the Greek word Greek, which signifies boldness and liberty in speech.

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  • I know a little bit about Parisians from a previous life.

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  • Sometimes the sharpness can turn to a vinegary sourness and the command of wit to cutting cruelty and the elegance of expression to a stony-hearted conventionality and wish to destroy eccentricity (one of the things most dreaded by Parisians is to be made to look ridiculous, for in so doing one loses one’s social status — when you might as well be dead, as far as Parisians are concerned!)

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  • The French, or I should say, the Parisians are the most elegant in the world.

    Mara Gibbs: Everybody Sleeps Where? In Paris, For Luxury, Hotel Plaza Athenee

  • As the price of oil rises, rolling windows down and bicycle sharing like the Parisians is a better way to lose a couple pounds than a fad diet.

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  • I despise the French and from what I have heard of them the Parisians are the worst of all: the customer service of the Dutch, the charisma of Belgians and the narcissism of the Americans.

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  • We might ask those who maintain that climate does everything, why the Emperor Julian, in his “Misopogon,” says that what pleased him in the Parisians was the gravity of their characters and the severity of their manners; and why these

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The German mothers give little domestic details about the life at home, and express the greatest dread lest their sons should fall victims to the valour of the Parisians, which is filling the

    Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris

  • One of the spectacles given to the Parisians was a sham attack on a sham citadel of Antwerp in the Champ de Mars.

    France in the Nineteenth Century

  • Parisians, which is lard simply scented with the juice from the fruit, thus: -- The lard is liquefied by heat in a vessel subject to a water-bath; the cucumber juice is then stirred well into it; the vessel containing the ingredients is now placed in a quiet situation to cool.

    The Art of Perfumery And Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants


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