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quartier

(ˈkɑːtɪeɪ)
n
(Placename) a city district
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Beaufort took me to see a number of houses-- since it seems I'm not to be allowed to stay in this one." She appeared to dismiss both Beaufort and himself from her mind, and went on: "I've never been in a city where there seems to be such a feeling against living in des quartiers excentriques.
"Quartier, quartier, logement!" said the officer, looking down at the little man with a condescending and good-natured smile.
Now, flanked by its dozen or more cottages, which were always filled with exclusive visitors from the "Quartier Francais," it enabled Madame Lebrun to maintain the easy and comfortable existence which appeared to be her birthright.
This was like removing to a fashionable square, or living in a beau quartier of a capital.
{beau quartier = swanky neighborhood ; Broadway = in New York City, of course}
His business was that of discounting commercial paper in the quartier Saint-Martin, where he was known by the nickname of "Gigonnet," from the nervous convulsive movement with which he lifted his legs in walking, like a cat.
He probably made his fortune in his own hole and corner, just as Werbrust and Gigonnet made theirs in the quartier Saint- Martin.
Besides, a big house here, and especially in this quartier perdu, proves nothing at all: it is perfectly compatible with a state of penury.
"Point de quartier aux coquins!" cried an eager pursuer, who seemed to direct the operations of the enemy.
- This morning, about three o'clock, the inhabitants of the Quartier St.
Some of our friends in the quartier pronounced the idea fantastic: they recommended her to try bonnet making, to get a situation in a shop, or--if she was more ambitious--to advertise for a place of dame de compagnie.
They have kept their position in their quartier, I believe.