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  • The Comte Sixte du Chatelet -- whom Lucien had abridged of his ambitious _du_ with an emphasis that betrayed long meditated revenge -- followed the handsome dandy, and presently met a young man to whom he thought he could speak without reserve.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • You have been doubtless told that you had a delicious ear -- _And du Tillet was right, for judgment had already been given_ -- I love small ears, but let me have a model of yours, and I will do anything you like -- _du

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  • You have been doubtless told that you had a delicious ear -- _And du Tillet was right, for judgment had already been given_ -- I love small ears, but let me have a model of yours, and I will do anything you like -- _du

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  • For other policymakers, especially around the European commission, the term du jour is "soft restructuring" – stretching the period over which Athens makes its repayments, and perhaps reducing the interest.

    Greece and the eurozone: political battles, economic reality | Editorial

  • And the “optics”—the word du jour in politics—were looking good.

    THE PROMISE

  • And the “optics”—the word du jour in politics—were looking good.

    THE PROMISE

  • “Coup” was the word du jour in June and July 2009, when the Obama administration at its most Orwellian used it to define, or defame, the healthy functioning of democracy in Honduras.

    Post-American Presidency

  • “Coup” was the word du jour in June and July 2009, when the Obama administration at its most Orwellian used it to define, or defame, the healthy functioning of democracy in Honduras.

    Post-American Presidency

  • And the “optics”—the word du jour in politics—were looking good.

    THE PROMISE

  • Doing so can help you avoid choosing an outdated, unfashionable name, but it can just as easily help you avoid the name du jour.

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