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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There are a number of interesting entries in the five-year-old geldings' maiden, including Inexorable and Beau Geste, while there is little doubt that Charlton Kings will start favourite if trainer-jockey Paul Cashman elects to run.
My first image was the sun fading on the horizon in a flaming blaze that illuminated an Arab horseman stolen from the pages of Beau Geste.
Un beau geste, en fait, en presence d'une pleiade d'artistes, critiques de theatre, etudiants et corps professoral de l'institut, en signe de reconnaissance et gratitude envers ce symbole.
In the years that followed, he worked under such notable chefs as: Bruno Tison at Restaurant Beau Geste in Manhattan; Jacques Maximin at Restaurant Ledoyen in France; and Chef de Partie at Restaurant Mercury at the Hotel InterContinental in Moscow.
We all stuck to our jobs until the end, but Brown's action and work were superb and a beau geste [from the French for a gracious or fine gesture].
Cardiffians braving the blackout to pay their 1s3d or 2s9d for a seat in the Capitol watched Gary Cooper as Beau Geste and there besides him in the desert was Reginald Truscott Jones, the Neath boy billed as Ray Milland.
And, apart from the camel rides and a nudist beach, you really could believe you are in a scene from Beau Geste.
Congratulations to divisional winners in the Australian IRC National Championships conducted by the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club namely: Wild Rose--winner IRC Division C, with Patrice and Quest (Bob Steel) second and third respectively in IRC Division A behind winner Team Beau Geste.
Les nationaux n'ont replique qu'a la 34e minute sur un beau geste technique de Youssef Al Arabi, auteur d'un tir qui flirte avec le poteau droit.
At the Bug it was Beau Geste with Robert Preston, Gary Cooper and Ray Milland.
And, apart from the inevitable tourist camel rides and a nudist beach, you could believe you're in a scene from Beau Geste.
Karl Kwok's mighty TP52 Team Beau Geste, sailing for the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, overcame Tony Kirby's Ker 4,6 Patrice, from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, in IRC Division 1 results by four points.