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  • Is it his supreme object to make an impression at any cost, to force, like another Nero, the popular applause by arts more becoming to a _cabotin_ than a sovereign?

    William of Germany

  • "Pah!" said an old cabotin, after one of these word-pictures.

    The Soul of the War

  • The learned author evades plumbing the psychological springs of this astounding and almost invariable vanity, this endless bumptiousness of the _cabotin_ in all climes and all ages.

    Damn! A Book of Calumny

  • Uncle Adolph was quite right: he knew how close the ordinary actor and opera-singer was to the cabotin.

    Richard Wagner

  • But Geyer, we must remember, was very far away indeed from the cabotin.

    Richard Wagner

  • Is it his supreme object to make an impression at any cost, to force, like another Nero, the popular applause by arts more becoming to a cabotin than a sovereign?

    William of Germany

  • When she dismisses Oscar Wilde as a cabotin and yet thinks that the law should not have meddled with him -- is not that the man and the situation in a nutshell?

    Alone

  • You would have treated me, had you been less polite, as a Philistine and a cabotin.

    Cosmopolis — Complete

  • Uncle Adolph was quite right: he knew how close the ordinary actor and opera-singer was to the _cabotin_.

    Richard Wagner Composer of Operas

  • But Geyer, we must remember, was very far away indeed from the _cabotin_.

    Richard Wagner Composer of Operas

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  • A medical quack. (according to NPR's Says You)

    February 2, 2013