Belgravian


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Belgravian

1. Literally, of, referring, or belonging to Belgravia, a wealthy district in central London. Primarily heard in UK. Those Belgravian apartments will always be far above our means, but they are lovely to dream about anyway.
2. By extension, highly fashionable, elite, or belonging to an aristocratic lifestyle. Primarily heard in UK. Oh please, you live such a Belgravian life. You wouldn't know what it means to work for a living.
References in classic literature ?
After that altruistic exploit Stevie was put to help wash the dishes in the basement kitchen, and to black the boots of the gentlemen patronising the Belgravian mansion.
19 - The spotlight fell on the future of Newcastle United when it was announced that the Belgravian Group had pulled out of talks to take over the club as it was unable to agree a price.
One may contemplate them, says Thackeray, 'with as much profit as the most elderly Belgravian Venus or inveterate Mayfair Jezebel' (Pendennis, ch.
They were intended for his invalid souls of the middle class and poor Belgravians, but his beautiful hymns have been adopted by many denominations and are sung all over the English-speaking world.