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  • You have been doubtless told that you had a delicious ear -- _And du Tillet was right, for judgment had already been given_ -- I love small ears, but let me have a model of yours, and I will do anything you like -- _du

    Analytical Studies

  • The Comte Sixte du Chatelet -- whom Lucien had abridged of his ambitious _du_ with an emphasis that betrayed long meditated revenge -- followed the handsome dandy, and presently met a young man to whom he thought he could speak without reserve.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • For other policymakers, especially around the European commission, the term du jour is "soft restructuring" – stretching the period over which Athens makes its repayments, and perhaps reducing the interest.

    Greece and the eurozone: political battles, economic reality | Editorial

  • “Coup” was the word du jour in June and July 2009, when the Obama administration at its most Orwellian used it to define, or defame, the healthy functioning of democracy in Honduras.

    Post-American Presidency

  • And the “optics”—the word du jour in politics—were looking good.

    THE PROMISE

  • Doing so can help you avoid choosing an outdated, unfashionable name, but it can just as easily help you avoid the name du jour.

    5-Star Baby Name Advisor

  • Given how most dictators are emotionally or psychologically unstable malignant narcissists or megalomaniacs or whatever the term du jour, I believe allowing a Hitler or a Mao or Stalin or Pol Pot to speak in a similar format where there was someone there to challenge them might have resulted in them being exposed for what they were long before they had chance to do real damage.

    Ahmadinejad and his Columbia University Visit �� All Happened as it Should

  • Bush obviously meant "sexual orientation," Mike notes, but didn't want to say "sexual" - still, very interesting that Bush even know the term du jour, rather than the old "preference."

    04/03/2007

  • Suddenly "gate" became the term du jour, term of the decade.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2005

  • Launched in 1986 when "postmodernism" was the buzzword du jour, Insights has been around long enough to embrace both new digital technologies and a revival of mid-20th-century design.

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