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cavalier -- as in: a cavalier attitude
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • And with overpowering compliments her handsome cavalier led her back to the place whence he had taken her, and where Luigi awaited her.
  • And what said your cavalier to you?
  • "Nay, I flatter myself that there can be no doubt of it," replied the cavalier in the cloak.
  • Luigi slowly relinquished Teresa’s arm, which he had held beneath his own, and Teresa, accompanied by her elegant cavalier, took her appointed place with much agitation in the aristocratic quadrille.
  • He followed with his eye each movement of Teresa and her cavalier; when their hands touched, he felt as though he should swoon; every pulse beat with violence, and it seemed as though a bell were ringing in his ears.
  • "Well," cried he, with that benevolent politeness which distinguished his salutation from the common civilities of the world, "my cavalier has attained his object.
  • When they spoke, although Teresa listened timidly and with downcast eyes to the conversation of her cavalier, as Luigi could read in the ardent looks of the good-looking young man that his language was that of praise, it seemed as if the whole world was turning round with him, and all the voices of hell were whispering in his ears ideas of murder and assassination.

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  • I always knew her cavalier attitude toward the law would get her in trouble.
  • a cavalier attitude toward the budget deficit

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