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  • n. Plural form of douceur.


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  • Salmon salad, Gervais cheese, cold tongue, nice cake and paté douceurs such as only the French can make, gave us a charming lunch, finished with wine.

    Louisa May Alcott

  • Terms & Expressions: les douceurs du bercail = home sweet home bercail pour agneaux = sheepfold, sheep pen rentrer au bercail = to come back to the fold (politician), to return to the fold

    French Word-A-Day:

  • When officers commanding regiments in India contracted for clothing the men, they found these douceurs under their dinner-napkins.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Without such douceurs, it is popularly said and believed, no stone walls could enable a Turk to hold Al-Hijaz against the hill-men.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Porte: he may do what he pleases as long as he pays his rent with punctuality and provides presents and douceurs for the

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • When Adams sent three ministers to Paris to negotiate, including Gerry, the Directory insulted them and tried to extort douceurs —bribes—from them.

    America's First Dynasty

  • I have tried to make it clear that this price would be very high to myself as a Western intellectual, but much lower for a people who had never known the douceurs so important to myself and who enjoyed the morale and material security of a restructured society.

    An Exchange on The Human Prospect

  • But, Monsieur Y was careful to insist, the loan and the private gift of douceurs must be considered separate matters and must be kept so.


  • Berlin, nor did any of our artizan friends, although there were very pressing orders in the shape of those unvarying German court douceurs, diamond-circled snuff boxes, and insignia of the Red and Black Eagle.

    A Tramp's Wallet stored by an English goldsmith during his wanderings in Germany and France

  • Even the attendants of the former, and the clerks of the latter, demanded, or rather extorted, douceurs from the exhausted and almost ruined German petitioners; who in the end were rewarded for all their meanness and for all their expenses with promises at best; as the new plan of supplementary indemnities was, on the very day proposed for its final arrangement, postponed by the desire of the

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete


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