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the beau monde

  (formal)
rich and fashionable people She took no interest in the glittering beau monde that she had married into.
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Beau Brummel

A male fashion plate. George Bryan Brummel, nicknamed “Beau,” was one of the best-known figures of Regency England of the late 18th to early 19th century. As unofficial fashion advisor to the Prince Regent, later King George IV, Brummel was the arbiter of taste, style, and etiquette; he popularized trousers (instead of knee breeches) with matching coats, as well as cravats that were the forerunners of neckties. The epithet Beau Brummel was applied to any man who was fastidious about his clothing, even if he wasn't a trendsetter.
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But this I can say, that if he ever was a beau before he married, he is one still for there is not the smallest alteration in him.
To do him justice, he did every thing in his power to promote their unreserve, by making the Miss Steeles acquainted with whatever he knew or supposed of his cousins' situations in the most delicate particulars,--and Elinor had not seen them more than twice, before the eldest of them wished her joy on her sister's having been so lucky as to make a conquest of a very smart beau since she came to Barton.
Twill be a fine thing to have her married so young to be sure," said she, "and I hear he is quite a beau, and prodigious handsome.
There is no beau whom it takes four men at once to shake into his buckskins, or who goes to see all the executions, or who is troubled with the self-reproach of having once consumed a pea.
Le coeur d'un beau jeune homme est souvent difforme.
The king is a beau, my good friend, and so are you, too, whatever you may say about it.
The conversation was on the chief topic of the day: the illness of the wealthy and celebrated beau of Catherine's day, Count Bezukhov, and about his illegitimate son Pierre, the one who had behaved so improperly at Anna Pavlovna's reception.
It contained the papers on Beau Tibbs, among others, and I tried to write sketches and studies of life in their manner.
So I took the intermediate course of walking slowly but steadily towards them; resolving, if my approach failed to scare away the beau, to pass by and tell Miss Murray her mamma wanted her.
Maggie perceived that here was the beau ideal of a man.
Ruby Gillis says she means to have a beau as soon as she's fifteen," said Diana.
Ruby Gillis thinks of nothing but beaus," said Anne disdainfully.
He says he is going to punch Willy Fraser's head if Willy keeps on thinking he is Miss Cecily King's beau.
Back in town they all thought he was dead and his girl felt bad for a little while and then got over it and took up with another beau.
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