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milieu
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The House of Mirth
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  • The man who built it came from a MILIEU where all the dishes are put on the table at once.
  • Mrs. Hatch’s MILIEU was one which he had once assiduously frequented, and now as devoutly shunned.
  • The Gormer MILIEU represented a social out-skirt which Lily had always fastidiously avoided; but it struck her, now that she was in it, as only a flamboyant copy of her own world, a caricature approximating the real thing as the "society play" approaches the manners of the drawing-room.
  • Little as she was in the key of their MILIEU, her immense social facility, her long habit of adapting herself to others without suffering her own outline to be blurred, the skilled manipulation of all the polished implements of her craft, had won for her an important place in the Gormer group.

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  • the milieu of 1960’s Haight-Ashbury
  • Much of white America is unfamiliar with the milieu of the black church.
    James Carney & Amy Sullivan  --  Time, "The Origin of Obama’s Pastor Problem", Mar 19, 2008  --  www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1723990,00.html(retrieved 02/04/09)

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