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  • adj. comparative form of tony: more tony


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  • History tells us Bastille Day drew a "tonier" crowd.

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  • If you thought folks in greater LA were beyond the xenophobic fear that public transit will ruin the tonier areas of the metropolis by providing access for the poor, unwashed masses, you'd be wrong.

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  • Uptown at a clubby watering hole, my topper drew attention from women of a certain age (perhaps recalling tonier times) as I piled my pocket belongings into its overturned bucket at the bar (just as Lincoln was said to do with his personal letters, storing them on his head while wearing it).

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  • Still, some tenants believe the station could support a tonier mix.

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  • The Flatbush area has seen some gentrification in recent years thanks to its proximity to the park and overflow from tonier neighborhoods like Park Slope.

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  • He was lucky to work at a time when literary movies, the tonier the better, were thought to be hot box-office stuff which they rarely were.

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  • Most of its readership was located in Washington, D.C., and its tonier suburbs.

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  • The stretch of Fifth Avenue between Rockefeller Center and 42nd Street, which offers cheaper retail rents than the tonier shopping district along the avenue to the north, has been attracting national chains.

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  • With a relatively large stock of multifamily housing, prices in Port Chester—which is part of the town of Rye and borders on Greenwich, Conn.—are lower than its tonier neighboring towns.

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  • With growth comes change -- escalated values for existing homes, tonier restaurants, a decidedly improved quality of espresso, and a few unwelcome guests forced out of their habitats by bulldozers and construction.

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