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  • "Ay, that does he, and all for the sake of what you call your" bonhommie "I would venture, if the truth was known, the fellow's grandfather taught the noble science of dancing".

    The Last of the Mohicans

  • He did the honor of respecting his ideological adversaries, without covering up the adversarial nature of the relationship in false bonhommie.

    William F. Buckley, Jr. has died.

  • These annual conventions of IA unions from the Western states are a cavalcade of speeches, workshops, and general bonhommie where union members and officers mingle for 48 hours and strategize about how to put more money into the hands of working stiffs in these difficult economic times.

    District Twooo

  • Occupied all day with matters of vast moment, deeply anxious about the fate of the greatest army of the world, with his own fame and future hanging on the events of the passing hour, he yet has such a wealth of simple bonhommie and goodfellowship, that he gets out of bed and perambulates the house in his shirt to find us that we may share with him the fun.

    The Five of Hearts

  • Longfellow, Prescott, or Washington Irving may be seen mixing with the general throng with so much _bonhommie_ and simplicity, that none would fancy that in their own land they are the envy of their age, and sustain world-wide reputations.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • The jokes and bonhommie which thrilled the Kool Kids Klub seemed like cruelty to many of the people who suffered under his policies.

    Archive 2004-06-01

  • The redeeming qualities of the Meccan are his courage, his bonhommie, his manly suavity of manners, his fiery sense of honour, his strong family affections, his near approach to what we call patriotism, and his general knowledge: the reproach of extreme ignorance which

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Still I would prove that my thoughts are with you, and thus request you to accept with your wonted bonhommie this feeble token of a sincere good will.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • _Wageman_ is the painter, and nothing can describe the _bonhommie_ of Harry, who has just drawn the cork of a pint of port, exulting in all the vainglory of crust and bees 'wing.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 392, October 3, 1829

  • It was a good, a fatherly face, full of _bonhommie_, but showing, withal, a spice of business-shrewdness.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

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