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  • Twelfth-century art was not precise; still less "precieuse," like Moliere's famous seventeenth-century prudes.

    Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

  • Sauf bien sur quand ca concerne une heure precieuse de sommeil gaché par un reveil matutinal précoce!!

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  • Non franchement ca me fait marrer a quel point les gens, surtout les ados, sont perdu sans leur precieuse electricité!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • A la fois livre d'aventure et encyclopedie, cet ouvrage est devenu une source de reference precieuse pour les passionnés de dragons du monde entier.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • A la fois livre d'aventure et encyclopedie, cet ouvrage est devenu une source de reference precieuse pour les passionnés de dragons du monde entier.

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  • She lacked the measure, the form, the delicacy of the typical precieuse; but her quick, restless intellect and ardent imagination were swift to catch the spirit of the Hotel de Rambouillet, and to apply it in an original fashion.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • We find here the code which ruled the Hotel de Rambouillet, and the very well-defined character of the precieuse.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • Moliere himself disclaims all intention of attacking the true precieuse; but the world is not given to fine discrimination, and the true suffers from the blow aimed at the false.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • Perhaps no one better represents the true precieuse of the seventeenth century, the happy blending of social savoir-faire with an amiable temper and a cultivated intellect.

    The Women of the French Salons

  • To be a precieuse was in itself an evidence of good conduct.

    The Women of the French Salons

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