Definition of Parvenus

1. Noun. (plural of parvenu) ¹



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Definition of Parvenus

1. parvenu [n] - See also: parvenu

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parvenus

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

Literary usage of Parvenus

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1. The Ancient Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1881)
"Financiers and parvenus.—Ambassadors, ministers, governors, general officers.—VII. Prelates, seigniors and minor provincial nobles. ..."

2. Considérations Sur la France by Joseph Marie Maistre (1797)
"... il) des hom- « mes étrangers à nos mœurs , à nos usages , « seraient parvenus à établir de* fêtes ridi- « cules pour des ..."

3. Jonathan and His Continent: Rambles Through American Society by Max O'Rell, Jack Allyn (1889)
"parvenus and Arrives. —Literary and Artistic Society.—Provincialism.—All the Americans have two Family Names.—Colonels and Judges. —American Hospitality. ..."

4. Social Customs by Florence Howe Hall (1887)
"PRIDE AND parvenus. IP one circle of society is really better than and superior to another, why is it not a laudable ambition for a man or woman to wish to ..."

5. The Autobiography, Times, Opinions, and Contemporaries of Sir Egerton by Sir Egerton Brydges (1834)
"... and parvenus — Male stock of existing peers—Self-reliance — The author crossed at every step — His great loss in the death of Lord Tenterden. ..."

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