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  • noun Plural form of parvenu.

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Examples

  • But whether my never-ending quest for antique finials, faded bits of toile de Jouy, old postcards, and other quirky “flea-market finds” is a product of disposition or suggestion, I am, I realize, as much a slave to commodity fetishism as any McMansion-owning reader of Architectural Digest — hideous bible of parvenus from the Hamptons to Malibu.

    Home Alone

  • But whether my never-ending quest for antique finials, faded bits of toile de Jouy, old postcards, and other quirky “flea-market finds” is a product of disposition or suggestion, I am, I realize, as much a slave to commodity fetishism as any McMansion-owning reader of Architectural Digest — hideous bible of parvenus from the Hamptons to Malibu.

    Home Alone

  • In many circles there was an affectation of treating with contempt what are called the parvenus; those people who, to use M. de Talleyrand's expression, do not know how to walk upon a carpet.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

  • In many circles there was an affectation of treating with contempt what are called the parvenus; those people who, to use M. de Talleyrand's expression, do not know how to walk upon a carpet.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • In many circles there was an affectation of treating with contempt what are called the parvenus; those people who, to use M. de Talleyrand's expression, do not know how to walk upon a carpet.

    Memoirs of Napoleon — Complete

  • In many circles there was an affectation of treating with contempt what are called the parvenus; those people who, to use M. de Talleyrand's expression, do not know how to walk upon a carpet.

    Memoirs of Napoleon — Volume 06

  • The result is that much ill-feeling is engendered in society, and people whom these old aristocrats call the "_nouveaux riches_," "parvenus," etc., are always having their feelings hurt.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • For the parvenus, les nouveau riche, there are Jaguar XKE's from the '60's.

    A Divine Gate-Crasher at the Antique Car Show

  • Burst into these programs with your own 2 Minute Drill and correct the facts of these pandering parvenus like he does for Kornhieser and Wilbon.

    Jeff DeGraff: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

  • Burst into these programs with your own 2 Minute Drill and correct the facts of these pandering parvenus like he does for Kornhieser and Wilbon.

    Jeff DeGraff: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

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