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the milieu of 1960’s Haight-Ashbury
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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  --,8599,1723990,00.html(retrieved 02/04/09)
  • by the time people found out that she was not exactly of their milieu, they liked her
    E. M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • The vast expanses of spongy sphagnum bog provided an ideal milieu for several species of small rodents who could burrow and nest-build to their hearts’ content in the ready-made mattress of moss.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • It was true that I had visited the welcoming house a few times since being stationed in Singapore, but I wasn’t enamored of the milieu, the transactional circumstances and such.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She said we couldn’t possibly understand what their social milieu was, before the Portuguese came.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Finally, adoption agencies routinely send staff members to evaluate the child’s milieu, and no reasonable agency is going to send an agent to Afghanistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • ’You haven’t the experience,’ she continued, ’you don’t know that milieu.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Knowing a little something about the social and political milieu out of which a writer creates can only help us understand her work, not because that milieu controls her thinking but because that is the world she engages when she sits down to write.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She called everywhere; her calls were returned with enthusiasm, and by the time people found out that she was not exactly of their milieu, they liked her, and it did not seem to matter.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View

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  • It was true: that beautiful, intelligent woman, with a human sensibility not at all common in her milieu, had been the soul and body of her social paradise for almost forty years.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • It implies a baseless identification of civilized man with disease and natural man with health and well-being; while to equate the literate and sophisticated milieu of second millennium Babylonia, and early first millennium Assyria, with the simple world of Homer’s or Hesiod’s Greek contemporaries, let alone that of Levi-Strauss’s Amerindians, is highly misleading.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • A small, elegant woman walking across the local golf course when her children were too young to play alone, diligently trying to make sense of American sports so she could understand her children’s milieu.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • So I can imagine him, the way he did it: the way in which he took the innocent and negative plate of Henry’s provincial soul and intellect and exposed it by slow degrees to this esoteric milieu, building gradually toward the picture which he desired it to retain, accept.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • But in the committed, engaged milieu of the Institute, my decision not to enter the military was looked upon with alarm by both cadets and the administration.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • "I can "be" anywhere the overlapping dataspheres allow me to travel… all of the Web worlds, of course, datumplane, and any of the TechnoCore constructs such as Old Earth… but it’s only within that milieu that I can claim "consciousness" or operate sensors or remotes such as this cybrid."
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • At the same time the admiration, to say nothing of the private overtures of a certain type of woman or girl, who inhibited perhaps by the social milieu in which she found herself, but having means, could invade such a region as this, and by wiles and smiles and the money she possessed, ingratiate herself into the favor of some of the more attractive of these young men here, was much commented upon.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • I wanted it to happen somewhere out of our milieu.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • He looked upon himself and his milieu as doomed.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Whatever wounds she had, she "Not your usual milieu, Roarke."
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I made sure to know where she was going, who’d likely be there, the particular milieu, whether dancing or a sauna might be involved, those kinds of angles.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Too, he was on his way to becoming a legal expert, remaining in the milieu of the university, piling one degree upon another while teaching at the graduate level until the sheer depth of his expertise in specific areas was incontestable.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • You live in their milieu?" she asked, her eyes full of interest.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • The man who built it came from a MILIEU where all the dishes are put on the table at once.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • We spent our four years as passionate true believers, catechists of our harsh and spiritually arctic milieu, studying, drilling, arguing in the barracks, cleaning our rooms, shining our shoes, writing on the latrine walls, writing papers, breaking down our rifles, and missing the point.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • For this was the time of their greatest victories over the subterranean hostility of a milieu that resisted accepting them as they were: different and modern, and for that reason transgressors against the traditional order.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • He and every other cadet who came to the Institute from "away" knew some things the whale did not know: The city has never taken to visitors or uninvited strangers who tried to force an entry into the aristocratic milieu South of Broad.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Knowing a little something about the social and political milieu out of which a writer creates can only help us understand her work, not because that milieu controls her thinking but because that is the world she engages when she sits down to write.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • He became aware of his new milieu only at dusk, as they were sailing past the hamlet of Calamar, when he went to the stern to urinate and saw, through the opening in the toilet, the gigantic paddle wheel turning under his feet with a volcanic display of foam and steam.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Mrs. Hatch’s MILIEU was one which he had once assiduously frequented, and now as devoutly shunned.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I preferred them in the comfortable informality of their own milieu, with Abigail arranging flowers, Tradd playing the piano, and Commerce descending the stairs after working long hours on his journals.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • 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.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • 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.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Juvenal Urbino had observed this throughout his marriage, in particular at the beginning, when she was the parvenu in a milieu that had been prejudiced against her for three hundred years, and yet she had made her way through coral reefs as sharp as knives, not colliding with anyone, with a power over the world that could only be a supernatural instinct.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • I don’t know that the arts have a milieu here, any of them; they’re more like a very thinly settled outskirt."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
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