"If I ripped it off now, I’d split all the seams in my dress, my mother would faint, my father would have an apoplectic fit—it’d be quite the faux pas if I went to the ball tonight without my corset.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
After my initial faux pas in the dining room, it didn’t even occur to me that I was a candidate, but one Saturday night in the common room Nina beckoned to me.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
If Carter made a social faux pas or met people he didn’t like, he could just move on! I had to stay put.
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
My faux pas was so palpably obvious, so idiotic and unpardonable, that to ignore it would show me to be an even greater fool, if possible, than I was already.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
She tried to make sure no one mentioned unpleasant subjects, but if one of us did commit such a social faux pas she interrupted gently.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
Unsure how to act in the company of a divine presence, this living reincarnation of an ancient and illustrious lama, I was terrified of unwittingly giving offense or committing some irredeemable faux pas.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
But who knew he could be so unreasonable over such an innocent faux pas?
Ellen Hopkins -- Identical
I don’t know why I make faux pas.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
He left not long after that, to an uneasy silence that made me feel like I had dragged my sleeve through the peach cobbler or committed some other terrible faux pas.
Rick Bragg -- All Over but the Shoutin’
Over this trouble, solitude, danger, heartbreak of the disaster, there blows suddenly home-town familiarity, and even a faux pas about the nickname.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
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Besides, do you have any idea what a high school faux pas that is?
Heather Brewer -- Tenth Grade Bleeds
"True," I said, hoping to redeem myself from whatever faux pas had drawn that strange look.
Roger Zelazny -- Nine Princes in Amber
Pardon the faux pas.
John Ringo -- Live Free or Die
The room had gone still, everyone watching him with amazed disbelief, as if he were committing some embarrassing social faux pas.
Stephenie Meyer -- New Moon
 He also detected Webster in the frequent /faux pas/ of using spellings in his definitions and explanations that conflicted with the spellings he advocated.
Henry L. Mencken -- The American Language
Well, refusing would certainly be what Grandmother called a Faux Pas.