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Existing in English from the eighteenth century: from French manqué, past participle form of manquer ("to lack, to be lacking in"). (Wiktionary)


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  • "At first, I planned to take a degree in psychiatry as many manqué talents do; but I was even more manqué than that; a peculiar exhaustion, I am so oppressed, doctor, set in; and I switched to English literature, where so many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers in tweeds."
    Nabokov, Lolita

    March 1, 2011

  • Ha! Great example, John!

    November 29, 2007

  • "You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it."
    Terry, On the Waterfront

    November 29, 2007