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  • n. Plural form of exquisite.


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  • "exquisites," the butterflies and flower-haunting flies and "dandy" beetles; and, opposed to all these, the suggestive antithesis of the promiscuous marauders, thieves, and brigands everywhere interspersed?

    My Studio Neighbors

  • Similarly he claims to be against ID cards but he is all for handing our democratic rights to a Euro aristocracy of pampered exquisites Clog, who, coincidentally, are going to impose ID cards on us whatever we say.

    Archive 2007-10-21

  • The chattering classes never understand the need for escape, how would they, passing elegantly amongst the urban exquisites of the new elite court, for them life is an escape already.

    Archive 2007-10-21

  • Finot was delighted to give his right-hand man an order for the Opera, so Lucien wasted many an evening there, and thenceforward he was among the exquisites of the day.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • I will introduce you to a house where all Paris goes, all OUR Paris, that is — the Paris of exquisites, millionaires, celebrities, all the folk who talk gold like

    The Magic Skin

  • There are no caricatures, now, of effeminate exquisites so arrayed, swooning in opera boxes with excess of delight and being revived by other dainty creatures poking long – necked scent – bottles at their noses.

    Bleak House

  • The gentleman in blue, and the man in orange, who were the chief exquisites of the party, ordered ‘cold shrub and water,’ but with the others, gin – and – water, sweet, appeared to be the favourite beverage.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • What a coquette she was! to the day of her death she took as much pains with her appearance as though the beautiful portrait had been painted only yesterday, and she were waiting to receive the throng of exquisites from the Court!

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Boulevard de Gand, sunning among the youthful exquisites there, or riding au Bois, with a grace worthy of old Franconi himself, you would take him for one of the young men, of whom indeed up to his marriage he retained a number of the graceful follies and amusements, though his manners had a dignity acquired in old days of Versailles and the Trianon, which the moderns cannot hope to imitate.

    The Newcomes

  • Henry Cunningham, Esq. of Boquhan, was a gentleman of Stirlingshire, who, like many exquisites of our own time, united a natural high spirit and daring character with an affectation of delicacy of address and manners amounting to foppery. 6 6

    Rob Roy


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