finishing-school love



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  • n. Alternative spelling of finishing school.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A school where the education of young ladies (chiefly) is ‘finished.’


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  • This is from a new book by a then-19 year old White House intern:In the summer of 1962, Alford was a slender, golden-haired 19-year-old debutante whose finishing-school polish and blueblood connections had landed her a job in the White House press office.

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  • Bjork has maintained a waifish, childlike aura that's overlaid with a finishing-school formality.

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  • Jeb is the comparatively laid-back second son, tall and loose-limbed like his father but with his mother's genial features, finishing-school public manners and tart sense of humor.

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  • With Flagler and his checkbook, they had it made, they thought, they were in the big time, they thought, until they saw the private train loads of the really rich, robber barons and baronesses with midwestern or Swiss finishing-school accents, swanning into the green velvet and gilt salons of the Royal Poinciana with maids and valets and personal physicians and Havana cigars and trunkloads of dresses from Poiret and Paquin.

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  • “Lovely evening, thanks,” I said, slipping into the car, keeping my knees neatly together in top finishing-school fashion, mainly for the benefit of the passing tourists, who stopped and stared at us, wondering if we were famous.

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  • The note inside in finishing-school hand read, Dear Brady.

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  • She carried herself with finishing-school panache.

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  • You have been sent to this fantastic finishing-school to acquire two years 'intellectual polish.

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  • Nervously, I apply my finishing-school smile and follow the glittering white Christmas lights wound through the trees up to the front door of the palace.


  • She sat finishing-school straight in the hard wooden chair, hands folded over her briefcase-like handbag.

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