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man-of-the-world

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  • Tall, dark, and handsome, Harold was every inch a man-of-the-world.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Inside every guy is a cool, suave, man-of-the-world, a veritable James Bond of a man.

    Sexy Voice and Robo MMF guest review: Erica Friedman

  • Brother Cadfael himself is a fascinating character, a former man-of-the-world who became a monk in his forties and has been tending the monastery gardens for the past 16 years.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • In Washington nothing lasts; and one should, like a man-of-the-world, bid good-night before the other guests are gone and the hosts are tired.

    The Five of Hearts

  • In Washington nothing lasts; and one should, like a man-of-the-world, bid good-night before the other guests are gone and the hosts are tired.

    The Five of Hearts

  • As soon as he met with opposition his power of repartee seemed to desert him and Whistler, using mere rudeness and man-of-the-world sharpness, held the field.

    Oscar Wilde, His Life and Confessions

  • A heartless man-of-the-world tone was what the juncture required.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • He was, no doubt, as profoundly affected as Melmount by the Change, but his tricks of civility and irony and acceptable humor had survived the Change, and he expressed his altered attitude, his expanded emotions, in a quaint modification of the old-time man-of-the-world style, with excessive moderation, with a trained horror of the enthusiasm that swayed him.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • His man-of-the-world philosophy is as old as the Proverbs of Solomon, but will always be fresh and true, and enjoyable at any age, thanks to his pithy expression, his unfailing common sense, his sparkling wit and charming humor.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • When he saw his reflection in the glass, he did not even recognize himself; he took himself for some one else, for a man-of-the-world, and was really satisfied with his general appearance.

    Bel Ami

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