beau monde


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beau monde

 (bō mŏnd′, môNd′)
n. pl. beaux mondes (bō môNd′) or beau mondes (bō mŏndz′)
The world of fashionable society.

[French : beau, good + monde, world, society.]

beau monde

(ˈbəʊ ˈmɒnd; French bo mɔ̃d)
n
the world of fashion and society
[C18: French, literally: fine world]

beau monde

(ˈboʊ ˈmɒnd, ˈmɔ̃d)
n.
the fashionable world; high society.
[1705–15; < French: literally, fine world]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beau monde - the fashionable elitebeau monde - the fashionable elite    
Four Hundred - the exclusive social set of a city
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
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Chandler protracted his walk until the Forties began to intersect the great and glittering primrose way, for the evening was yet young, and when one is of the beau monde only one day in seventy, one loves to protract the pleasure.
It has also found out that they will entertain a brilliant and distinguished circle of the ELITE of the BEAU MONDE (the fashionable intelligence is weak in English, but a giant refreshed in French) at the ancient and hospitable family seat in Lincolnshire.
Yet there were two or three small airless houses at the entrance end of Mews Street, which went at enormous rents on account of their being abject hangers-on to a fashionable situation; and whenever one of these fearful little coops was to be let (which seldom happened, for they were in great request), the house agent advertised it as a gentlemanly residence in the most aristocratic part of town, inhabited solely by the elite of the beau monde.
Le president francais, Emmanuel Macron, a recu du beau monde a Biarritz, dans le cadre du sommet du G7.
L'imposante adhesion de tout ce beau monde dont l'engouement et l'euphorie etaient au rendez-vous de ce trail international d'Agadir.
En plus, avec tout ce beau monde, on arrive meme pas a acceder aux etalages[beaucoup plus grand que], peste-t-elle.
Deputy Chief Ron Wilke said Chi Wai Chan, 29, of the 4500 block of Beau Monde Drive in Lisle, is accused of using his cellphone while driving his 2009 Honda Accord north on Route 53 and rear-ending a vehicle that was stopped at Southport.
In the meantime, she is based in the family-owned Le Beau Monde Salon along General Maxilom Avenue in Cebu City.
While that was a record for a work by Magritte at the time, (http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/videos/2014/01/rene-magritte-beau-monde.html) Sotheby's 6 a rival auction house 6 sold his "Le Beau Monde" for $12.9 million in 2014, trumping the previous number.
The Beau Monde: Fashionable Society in Georgian London.
"The name of Auguste de Radwan (1867-1957) has faded into obscurity but he was once a famous concert pianist, a notable authority on Chopin, feted by the beau monde of Europe," said Ms Peters.