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  • I once met a Belgian girl who was forbidden at home to utter the word pudeur ` shame 'because it could be construed as a genteelism for ` genitals.'

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 2

  • This "pudeur," carried to an excess, appears to me the peculiar characteristic of Cordelia.

    Characteristics of Women Moral, Poetical, and Historical

  • This voluntary amputation in my comment, all right amputation is a bit strong, not the word, still demonstrates you love French language and speak it perfectly well, but mostly,and I can’t translate that in English, que tu as beaucoup de pudeur which is a beautiful thing.

    mouse trap

  • A certain geopolitical pudeur, then, if my analysis is correct, was in order at Yekaterinburg, and it is exactly what was exercised.

    Scott Malcomson: Ekaterinburg: Epicenter of World Politics?

  • Les USA nation fondée sur LE GENOCIDE de 30 millions d'Indiens et sur leur SPOLIATION devraient avoir un peu de pudeur lorsqu'ils font l'apologie du droit de propriété !

    LSE and cosmopolitan liberalism - The Austrian Economists

  • The picture, he said, offended his “pudeur” his modesty.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Le Rut ou la pudeur éteinte L'Ecole des filles ou la philosophie

    Sex for Thought

  • Well, this _pudeur de l'esprit, _ discouraged among the highest classes in England, is the hall-mark of respectability hereabouts.

    Old Calabria

  • "L'esprit aussi a sa pudeur," says Remy de Gourmont.

    Old Calabria

  • But nevertheless, she felt at this moment a certain _pudeur_ which was almost like the _pudeur_ of a girl.

    December Love

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  • per google,

    pudeur
    /pyooˈdər/
    noun
    1. a sense of shame or embarrassment, esp. with regard to matters of a sexual or personal nature.

    March 26, 2014