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  • noun Plural form of gaucherie.


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  • Whether those have offenses are venial or mortal, malign or merely thoughtless, by the time they get to YouTube, they're all just gaucheries and gaffes, and they all require the same formulaic apology.

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  • The sultan and dervish look with amused tolerance on the gaucheries of the European rubes.

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  • We are apparently meant to think that Mary's gaucheries, her twitchy oddness, are a professional hazard.

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  • She detested Erik; gloated over his gaucheries — his “breaks,” she called them.

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  • As the vice-presidential candidate uttered a series of gaucheries that came to be known as "Agnewisms", the theory developed that his appointment was really a clever kind of life insurance for Nixon.

    Nixon—Humphrey—Wallace! How One Was Chosen

  • Right now, on top of her other gaucheries, she was unscrewing the comb from her wrist -- an unfriendly if not quite a hostile act, as anyone must admit.

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  • He isn't apt to find fault, but I am conscious that he is secretly criticising my dress, my dinners, the gaucheries of the servants, my moral qualities, even the way I turn my sentences.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880

  • At the breakfast table it was, of course, my privilege to propose the health of the bride and bridegroom, which I most gladly did; and, let me say, so successfully as to bring back unwonted smiles to Campion's face, who now freely forgave me for the _gaucheries_ at the marriage service.

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  • And when those of a filial nature are brought into prominence, they, too, often have only a pathetic or painful aspect -- love on the one side repelled by indifference; an uncouth parent offering rough sympathy that irritates instead of soothes; a sensitive girl writhing under the brutalities or _gaucheries_ of a drunken father.

    Australian Writers

  • Apart from the Second Act, where Miss MARIE LÖHR (looking rather like a nice Dutch doll) delivered the blunt gaucheries of _Remnant_ with a delightfully stolid naïveté, the design of the play and its simple little devices might almost have been the work of amateurs.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, March 21, 1917


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