Bon


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Bon

(bɔːn)
n
1. (Buddhism) Also called: Feast of Lanterns or Festival of Lanterns an annual festival celebrated by Japanese Buddhists
2. (Hinduism)
a. the pre-Buddhist priests of Tibet or one such priest
b. their religion
[from Japanese bon, originally Urabon, from Sanskrit ullambana hanging upside down]

Bon

(bɒn)
n
(Placename) Cape Bon a peninsula of NE Tunisia
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Laurie is not as respeckful as he ought to be now I am almost in my teens, he calls me Chick and hurts my feelings by talking French to me very fast when I say Merci or Bon jour as Hattie King does.
She told him he was a bon garcon, and she meant it.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied, that upon the whole they are hereditarily entitled to en bon point.
Goethe said that every bon mot of his had cost a purse of gold.
Every now and then some one of them would grasp Sancho's right hand in his own saying, "Espanoli y Tudesqui tuto uno: bon compano;" and Sancho would answer, "Bon compano, jur a Di
K- was a BON VIVANT as well as an accomplished teacher; he liked a sly illusion no less than a careful preparation.
In the narrow space between Cape Bon and the Straits of Messina the bottom of the sea rose almost suddenly.
Black gloves seemed to me both more dignified and bon ton than the lemon-coloured ones which I had contemplated at first.
The donjon of Vincennes was considered very unhealthy and Madame de Rambouillet had said that the room in which the Marechal Ornano and the Grand Prior de Vendome had died was worth its weight in arsenic -- a bon mot which had great success.
Both the parents died before the Restoration, leaving the little girl to the care of her pious grandmother, la vicomtesse, who survived, in a feeble old age, to descant on the former grandeur of her house, and to sigh, in common with so many others, for le bon vieux temps.
The doctor, whose cook was not satisfactory, the curate, who kept no cook, and the mining agent, who was a great bon vivant, even began to rely on Freely for the greater part of their dinner, when they wished to give an entertainment of some brilliancy.
Adolphe Le Bon, clerk to Mignaud et Fils, deposes that on the day in question, about noon, he accompanied Madame L'Espanaye to her residence with the 4000 francs, put up in two bags.