Definition of Parvenues

1. parvenue [n] - See also: parvenue



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parvenues

parura
paruras
parure
parures
paruresis
paruretic
parvalbumin
parvalbumins
parvanimities
parvanimity
parve
parvenu
parvenue
parvenues (current term)
parvenus
parvilocular cyst
parvis
parvise
parvises
parvity
parvo
parvocellular
parvolin
parvoline
parvolines
parvolins
parvorder
parvorders

Literary usage of Parvenues

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Ancient Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1876)
"Financiers and parvenues.—Ambassadors, ministers, governors, general officers.—VII. Prelates, seigniors and minor provincial nobles. ..."

2. Sayings and Doings: Or, Sketches from Life. Second Series by Theodore Edward Hook (1825)
"... and heartfelt regret, that he should have lived to let the blue damask drawing-room of the Imperial Hotel, fronting the sea, to a couple of parvenues. ..."

3. Annual Report of the American Historical Association by American Historical Association, Smithsonian Institution Press (1904)
"1. trois autres expéditions m'en étaient déjà parvenues. Salut et Respect. PA ADET. Adet to Minister of Foreign ..."

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