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  • With what pungent vivacities -- what an impetus of mutiny -- what a "fougue" of injustice!

    Villette

  • The conscious agility, _fougue_, and precision which fill the performer become contagious and delight the spectator as well.

    The Life of Reason

  • A better craftsman than Goya, a more varied colourist, a more patient student of Velasquez, of life, though without Goya's invention, caprice, satanism, and _fougue_.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • It must be owned that, to comply probably with the humour of Charles, or from an affectation of the fashionable court dialect, the poet-laureate employed such words as fougue, fraicheur, etc., instead of the corresponding expressions in English; an affectation which does not appear in our author's later writings.

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden

  • His largest picture here is an Adoration of the Kings, an overpowering exhibition of wasteful luxuriance of color and _fougue_ of composition.

    Castilian Days

  • A few verses, like the pleasantly alliterative one in which he makes the spider, "from the silent ambush of his den," "feel far off the trembling of his thread," show that he was beginning to study the niceties of verse, instead of trusting wholly to what he would have called his natural _fougue_.

    Among My Books First Series

  • Ivan Matveitch looked upon Steibelt as a great genius, who had succeeded in overcoming in himself 'la grossière lourdeur des Allemands,' and only found fault with him for one thing: 'trop de fougue! trop d'imagination!' ...

    The Jew and Other Stories

  • Henceforth their fougue [24] must spend at lesser rate,

    The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1 With Life, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes

  • _fougue_ suggested to him that he was being trifled with.

    The Coryston Family A Novel

  • _fougue, fraicheur_, etc., instead of the corresponding expressions in

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden, Volume 1 With a Life of the Author

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