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  • In 1974, only a couple of years after Kubrick abandoned "Napoleon" to the snows of time, Burgess wrote a novel, "The Napoleon Symphony," that might have been devised as a reproach to Kubrick for never calling him to enliven his unmade chef-d'oeuvre.

    How Stanley Kubrick Met His Waterloo

  • Let us suppose, in the first place, that this "Iliad" -- this chef-d 'oeuvre that is to be equitably rewarded -- is really above price, that we do not know how to appraise it.

    What is Property? An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government.

  • The economists cannot deny that they have before them the fragments, scattered pell-mell, of a chef-d 'oeuvre, disjecti membra poetae; but it has been impossible for them as yet to recover the general design, and, whenever they have attempted any comparisons, they have met only with incoherence.

    System of Economical Contradictions: or, the Philosophy of Misery

  • Let us suppose, in the first place, that this "Iliad" -- this chef-d 'oeuvre that is to be equitably rewarded -- is really above price, that we do not know how to appraise it.

    What is Property?

  • Never saw so unnurtured a cub -- Knew no more what he ate than an infidel -- I cursed him by my gods when I saw Chaubert's/chef-d 'oeuvres/glutted down so indifferent a throat.

    Peveril of the Peak

  • I will not ask you about the new history of Bristol, (682) because you are too good a citizen to say a word against your native place; but do pray cast your eye on the prints of The cathedral and castle, the chef-d ', oeuvres of Chatterton's ignorance, and of

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 4

  • Solve » Why is chef-d????? uvre my favorite French word?

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  • During the last month she’d spent hours conferring with the insurance company, trying to collect “a sum commensurate with the priceless chef-d’oeuvres” Glendora had filched.

    Fleur De Leigh’s Life of Crime

  • Chaubert’s chef-d’ oeuvres glutted down so indifferent a throat.

    Peveril of the Peak

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