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  • noun Plural form of connoisseur.

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Examples

  • It seems that certain connoisseurs were not averse to engineering breakages so that precious vessels could be mended in this way, and beyond the sinuous lines — some exquisitely fine, occasionally spidery and nervous, others unctuous, broad, plump, and fluid — the volatile elements of chance and happenstance, in other words the randomness of these sudden breakages, lends to this art its clever brinkmanship with the big twin concepts of time and impermanence.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • It seems that certain connoisseurs were not averse to engineering breakages so that precious vessels could be mended in this way, and beyond the sinuous lines — some exquisitely fine, occasionally spidery and nervous, others unctuous, broad, plump, and fluid — the volatile elements of chance and happenstance, in other words the randomness of these sudden breakages, lends to this art its clever brinkmanship with the big twin concepts of time and impermanence.

    Broken China

  • Hoskins, though a painter of less merit, had had the honour of painting His Majesty King Charles I., his Queen, and many members of the Court; and had passed through the varying fortunes of a fashionable portrait-painter, whose position, leaning as it does on the fickle approbation of the connoisseurs, is always liable to be wrested from him by a younger rival.

    Letters from Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-54)

  • The word connoisseurs are well suited for the monumental task of researching and documenting native tongues; they speak 25 languages between them.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • The Vanderbilts grew lukewarm; titled connoisseurs from England were not so anxious; and Mrs. Mackay sat back and smiled through her tears.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • The Vanderbilts grew lukewarm; titled connoisseurs from England were not so anxious; and Mrs. Mackay sat back and smiled through her tears.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 04 Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • This is estate-bottled and described as a connoisseurs 'choice "with intense fruit and elegant aroma".

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • This is estate-bottled and described as a connoisseurs 'choice "with intense fruit and elegant aroma".

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • I know some of you are sewing pattern connoisseurs, that is you like the creme de la creme of patterns ...... oh boy, I know there are huge grins out there right now.

    Life happens Be Positive

  • All of these folks -- market analysts refer to them as "true naturals," "connoisseurs" and "health seekers" -- seem happy with their purchases.

    Certified Organic

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