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  • They are 'composed' by men, and are even greater hypocrites than they ... but the causeur is himself, and speaks as he feels and thinks ....

    Juniper Hall: A Rendezvous of Certain Illustrious Personages during the French Revolution, Including Alexandre D'Arblay and Fanny Burney

  • It seems too probable that our grandchildren will retain nothing of his save the characteristic saying, that 'life would be very tolerable but for its pleasures;' and _that_, probably, will be assigned to some more famous and far less wise _causeur_ or phrasemaker, losing half its force in the transfer.

    The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886

  • As a _causeur_ of some repute in his own estimation, he considered himself in duty bound to take vengeance for such negligence, and spun out his story to its extreme attenuation before suffering his hostess to escape.

    Belles and Ringers

  • Since then, it is whispered, it has become the special function of an adjutant, when the occasion demands it, diplomatically and gently to withdraw the imperial _causeur_ from too absorbing conversation.

    William of Germany

  • Since then, it is whispered, it has become the special function of an adjutant, when the occasion demands it, diplomatically and gently to withdraw the imperial causeur from too absorbing conversation.

    William of Germany

  • Emperor, and Bismarck, 52 and Franz Ferdinand, 42 and the German Supreme Military Command, 17 as _causeur_, 66 as the "elect of God," 52, 53 cause of his ruin, 62 _et seq.

    Im Weltkriege. English

  • The Emperor William was an entertaining and interesting _causeur_.

    Im Weltkriege. English

  • Socrates was a _causeur_, but he was also a martyr.

    Without Prejudice

  • Quincey, Coleridge, Sydney Smith, and Leigh Hunt, introduced a simpler, easier tone of the well-bred _causeur_, as free from classical mannerism as it was free from subtle mechanism or epigrammatic brilliance.

    Studies in Early Victorian Literature

  • Buzfuz, it is now well known, was drawn from a leading serjeant of his day, Serjeant Bompas, K.C. Not so long since I was sitting by Bompas's son, the present Judge Bompas, at dinner, and a most agreeable causeur he was.

    Bardell v. Pickwick

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  • An easy talker, frequently witty, plesant to hear. (from WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008