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  • n. Plural form of milieu.


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  • They picture Egyptian milieus from the most ancient of times to contemporary everyday life, deal with questions of broad human concern, raise philosophical and existential questions.

    Naguib Mahfouz – The Son of Two Civilizations

  • Mahfouz's novels and short stories are works of art, picturing milieus from the most ancient of times to contemporary everyday life.

    Naguib Mahfouz – The Son of Two Civilizations

  • Now, in all but the most conservative milieus, that is no longer true.

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  • Although the scenarios can appear mundane -- a teenager with a crush, a suburban dinner party, a move to the big city -- these stories don't merely echo our modern milieus.

    Writing a Short Story: A Talk with Deborah Eisenberg - Culture - The Atlantic

  • Modern Contextual Dewarping: Such conventions persist, but with the increased scope of post-Enlightenment experiential milieus, such mock-recognition is less likely to be afforded in the face of credibility warp; the unknown world and the unknown past are expected to conform to the same principles.

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  • Worldbuilding: The ambiguity in the term "worldbuilding" resides in the fact that it was coined for the craft of creating ordinate realities in the manner of Tolkien's highly methodical "subcreation," largely a matter of blocking, bolstering, gilding and bumphing, but has come to be applied not just to worldscapes generated by worldblazing but to any sufficiently foreign and/or complex fictive milieu, even to milieus that are largely mimetic.

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  • Milieu is sufficiently abstracted from locale layout, in fact, that dressing and general staging may override specifics -- e.g. the milieus of two contemporary realist novels could be functionally equivalent despite the fact that one locale layout is mapped closely to Liverpool while the other is mapped closely to Glasgow.

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  • You could require it only be taken out for use in predetermined milieus — someone visits a theater with it, another a restaurant at which a call is to be made and received, another on a day hike through the Santa Cruz hills to test reception, and so on.

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  • Primarily in academic milieus, greater emphasis and discussion is centering on what has come to be called "sexuality and gender studies" sometimes referred to as "queer studies" -- an area of critical studies where writers, educators, and students analyze and challenge current notions and categories of sexuality and gender constructions.

    Warren J. Blumenfeld: Tribute to Youth Activism & Possibility for a Better Tomorrow

  • This was a controversial proposition in its day, especially because Vidocq insisted on staffing it with ex-convicts like himself, reasoning that they were the ones best suited to infiltrating criminal milieus.

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