finishing-school love

finishing-school

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun Alternative spelling of finishing school.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    US election live: Gingrich struggles before Minnesota, Colorado, Missouri votes

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

    Light & 'Dark'

  • 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.

    Dream State

  • “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.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • “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.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

  • 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.

    The Bush Family Franchise

  • “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.

    The Little Lady Agency and the Prince

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

    But Can Gael Greene Be Trusted?

  • She carried herself with finishing-school panache.

    Mercy Falls

  • She carried herself with finishing-school panache.

    Mercy Falls

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