beau geste


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beau geste

 (bō zhĕst′)
n. pl. beaux gestes or beau gestes (bō zhĕst′)
1. A gracious gesture.
2. A gesture noble in form but meaningless in substance.

[French : beau, noble + geste, gesture.]

beau geste

(bo ʒɛst)
n, pl beaux gestes (bo ʒɛst)
a noble or gracious gesture or act, esp one that is meaningless
[literally: beautiful gesture]

beau geste

(boʊ ˈʒɛst)

n., pl. beaux gestes (boʊ ˈʒɛst)
French.
a fine or noble gesture, often futile or made only for effect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beau geste - a gracious (but usually meaningless) gesture
gesture - something done as an indication of intention; "a political gesture"; "a gesture of defiance"

beau geste

noun
An act requiring special generosity:
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Other goals were soon in sight, but meanwhile, the Oatley family's Wild Oats XL was buried mid-line, and Christian Beck's InfoTrack was a little slow off the blocks, both trailing even the transoms of Karl Kwok's Beau Geste (HKG), Peter and David Askew's Wizard (USA), and the 66-foot Wild OatsX, skippered by Troy Tindill.
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On July 19, 1972, nine members of Britain's Special Air Service ("SAS") were the backbone of a British Army Training Team ("BATT"), stationed in the small, Beau Geste port of Mirbat in Southern Oman.
He starred in a number of big movies including Beau Geste (1939), The Man with the X-ray Eyes (1963) and Terror in the Wax Museum (1973).
It introduced me to Jeeves and Wooster, to Beau Geste and Bulldog Drummond and, later, to Mr Micawber and the Musketeers, to Poirot and Mr Polly.
On retiendra, en fait, ce beau geste adresse a ce bouquet de femmes dont les valeurs humaines, avant tout, ne font que prevaloir, au niveau de leur champ d'action.
Le Congo Brazzaville, le Gabon, le Niger, la Somalie, la Cote d'Ivoire, le Senegal, le Kosovo, la Jordanie, la Tunisie et la Libye sont tous des pays ayant beneficie du beau geste du Royaume''.
I'm probably a romantic at heart and see joining the Legion as following in the footsteps of Beau Geste.
A noter le beau geste des fans kabyles qui ont rendu hommage aux deux enfants Brahim et Haroun recemment assassines a Constantine en presentant leurs condoleances aux Constantinois a travers deux grandes banderoles accrochees sur les gradins.
Stamp knew he wanted to act from the age of four, when his mother took him to see Beau Geste, starring Gary Cooper, at their local cinema.
Early acting jobs included roles in major TV series Beau Geste and The Prisoner of Zenda, and appearances in Doctor Who and The Professionals, while over the years he's trodden the boards in productions like Candida, She Stoops to Conquer, schizophrenia play Me and My Friend - with Tom Hollander and Iain Glen, and most recently, Dead Ringer.
Postiga blesse "Ronnie" a ensuite trouve la base du poteau de Cech, sur un tres beau geste de l'interieur du pied droit (45 + 1).