Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An error of inadvertence; a slip.

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Examples

  • We, at least, shall not extend the vexation of this Spanish gentleman by quoting any part of this unfortunate _bevue_.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • I was amazed one day when a footman, who had committed some _bevue_ or blunder, or apprehended something, actually turned pale and stammered with terror when Lord

    Memoirs

  • Madame de Bernstein, when she heard of Mr. Warrington's bevue, was exceedingly angry, stormed, and scolded her immediate household; and would have scolded George but she was growing old, and had not the courage of her early days.

    The Virginians

  • As for Colleville, he was killing the time by composing an anagram on the six words of "le journal 'l'Echo de la Bievre,'" for which he had found the following version, little reassuring (as far as it went) for the prospects of that newspaper: "O d'Echo, jarni! la bevue reell" -- but as the final "e" was lacking to complete the last word, the work was not altogether as satisfactory as it should have been.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie

  • Madame de Bernstein, when she heard of Mr. Warrington’s bevue, was exceedingly angry, stormed, and scolded her immediate household; and would have scolded George but she was growing old, and had not the courage of her early days.

    The Virginians

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