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  • n. Plural form of boulevardier.


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  • So we walk to the Frenchiest place in all of Paris, Les Deux Magots, a famous Left Bank café that caters to an idle class of clientele the French call boulevardiers.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • And then the charming evenings spent at the theaters and ended at Tortoni's with this truest of "boulevardiers," who knew every one and everything, and whose inexhaustible fund of anecdote was enlivened by a spontaneous easy wit and verve that made his companionship a delight.

    Maximilian in Mexico

  • Invented by a Frenchman towards the end of the eighteenth century, absinthe was not originally known as the swirling, intoxicating drink favored by boulevardiers and artists.

    La Fee Verte | Edwardian Promenade

  • Mike, speaking for middle Americans, we don't give a sod for the opinion of the Arab street or the spoiled socialist boulevardiers on the Champs Elysee when it comes to picking our president, thank you very much.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • His is a niche business ... researching the impulse buying habits of boulevardiers, shoppers, and the moneyed hungry.

    Free Market Says No Fast-Track for Sainthood

  • Some of the men in the posters carried walking sticks; they were boulevardiers strolling through the streets of Paris, a city my father first came to know in 1920 during his stay as a 17-year-old apprentice eager to refine the tailoring skills he had begun learning after school in an uncle's shop in his native Italy.

    Gay Talese: The Scion, the Stitch, and the Wardrobe

  • It is a Sunset Strip for virtual boulevardiers, a hall of mirrors for fame seekers, where the shy, the neurotic, and the desperately run-of-the-mill go to become exhibitionists and tarts.

    Will Success Spoil

  • Tocqueville meant the energy and resourcefulness of Atlantic coast merchants; Baudelaire meant the elegance, crime, and vice of Parisian boulevardiers and voyous.

    Baudelaire as Critic

  • He inwardly recalled the types with which his stage was embellished; the fellow puppets of that gilded and arrogant and idle world, the curled and perfumed princes, the waxed and watching _boulevardiers_ side by side with virginal and unconscious

    Phantom Wires A Novel

  • In deference to the strange and unaccountable desires of their English-speaking guests the larger hotels in Paris are abundantly equipped with bathrooms now, but the Parisian boulevardiers continue to look with darkling suspicion on a party who will deliberately immerse his person in cold water; their beings seem to recoil in horror from the bare prospect of such a thing.

    Europe Revised


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