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  • They were suspended by a ribbon that had once done duty in the costume of a coryphee; they rose and fell to the young man's gentle breathing.

    The Auction Block

  • Scotch Highlanders, it consists of many folds of airy white material that protrude in the fanciful manner of the stage costume of a coryphee.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

  • A celebrity, the Zu-Zu, the last coryphee whom Bertie had translated from a sphere of garret bread-and-cheese to a sphere of villa champagne and chicken (and who, of course, in proportion to the previous scarcity of her bread-and-cheese, grew immediately intolerant of any wine less than 90s the dozen), said the Cecil cared for nothing longer than a fortnight, unless it was his horse, Forest King.

    Under Two Flags

  • That girl might be anything -- Queen of Spain, or coryphee in the opera ballet.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • That girl might be anything -- Queen of Spain, or coryphee in the opera ballet.

    Little Journey in the World

  • The first was danced by a young talented Mariinsky coryphee dancer Konstantin Zverev, who had just made his debut as Espada in the Mariinsky Ballet's Birmingham tour in May.

    The St. Petersburg Times

  • "It would fill the tent in old Noo York, but it's n.g. in this here country, where everybody's either a coryphee or a clown or a pantaloon!

    The Maids of Paradise

  • "She is a Mademoiselle Julie Caumartin, and was a very popular coryphee.

    The Parisians — Complete

  • It was only last evening that I met this lady at a soiree given by Mademoiselle Julie Caumartin, coryphee distinguee, in love with young Rameau. "

    The Parisians — Complete

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