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  • A connoisseur of ballet and all things graceful, His Highness is a klutz, a moving series of pratfalls and comic bits of clumsiness.†   (source)
  • Mommy was a connoisseur of ministers; she knew them the way a French wine connoisseur knows Beaujolais red from Vouvray white.†   (source)
  • Parcells became a connoisseur of the central nervous system of opposing quarterbacks.†   (source)
  • He had an emergency, he told Dede, but being a connoisseur of fear, she guessed he was afraid.†   (source)
  • Denied admission to Harvard and Yale and the "right" beginning, he had become a self-conscious connoisseur of fine things.†   (source)
  • He's a connoisseur and prides himself on making it from scratch.†   (source)
  • There were expensive designer pieces that would have delighted the connoisseur Christer Malm.†   (source)
  • Among mountaineers and other connoisseurs of geologic form, Everest is not regarded as a particularly comely peak.†   (source)
  • He glanced up innocently from the pages of Wine Connoisseur magazine.†   (source)
  • Mark Alpert happens to be a connoisseur of electronic equipment.†   (source)
  • They were in one of those long breaks in the sermon that the priest, a connoisseur of unbearable silences, used with frequency and to great effect.†   (source)
  • Walter Sullivan, the retired partner who founded the firm forty-five years earlier, was a connoisseur who had recently discovered fine Italian Barolos.†   (source)
  • Billy did not want to see what happened next, and a clerk importuned him to come over and see some really hot stuff they kept under the counter for connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • She had fifteen minutes to spare and walked among the cars, many with hoods raised for the pleasure of connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • She is a connoisseur of pain the way others are connoisseurs of wine.†   (source)
  • The writings portrayed a jesting, curious connoisseur of humanity and its wants.†   (source)
  • 'Thirty dollars each?' remarked Aarfy slowly, poking and patting each of the three strapping girls skeptically with the air of a grudging connoisseur.†   (source)
  • In 1909, the duke of Abruzzi, one of the greatest climbers of his day, and perhaps his era's most discerning connoisseur of precipitous landscapes, led an Italian expedition up the Baltoro for an unsuccessful attempt at K2.†   (source)
  • old connoisseur of voice sounds, of voices without messages, of newsless winds, listen to the vowel sounds and the crackling dentals, to the low harsh gutturals of empty anguish, now riding the curve of a preacher's rhythm I heard long ago in a Baptist church, stripped now of its imagery: No suns having hemorrhages, no moons weeping tears, no earthworms refusing the sacred flesh and dancing in the earth on Easter morn.†   (source)
  • Deo became, thanks to Lonjino, a connoisseur of banana beer.†   (source)
  • You'd be a jockey and a scholar and a connoisseur of femininity, like I am.†   (source)
  • The general had been a connoisseur and collector.†   (source)
  • He had bought that vase for the satisfaction of thinking of all the connoisseurs who could not afford it.†   (source)
  • Buelah was a soul-food connoisseur.†   (source)
  • His crafted pieces carried ten times their old value, the price partially inflated by the halfling's small degree of fame, but moreso because he had persuaded some connoisseurs who were visiting Bryn Shander that his unique style and cut gave his scrimshaw a special artistic and aesthetic worth.†   (source)
  • Alessandro thought he might be the son of a Methuselan connoisseur who lived in a villa threatened by floods.†   (source)
  • We became bologna connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • Whatever her taste in television-play titles, or her aesthetics in general, a flicker came into her eyes—no more than a flicker, but a flicker—of connoisseurlike, if perverse, relish for her youngest, and only handsome, son's style of bullying.†   (source)
  • I'm not a connoisseur of drink.†   (source)
  • Zizi al-Bakari, a connoisseur of art as well as jihadist terror, had regarded the line as proof of the painting's authenticity— and of the authenticity of the beautiful young American woman, a Harvard-educated art historian, who had sold it to him.†   (source)
  • He was a connoisseur of Moselle wines and Upmann cigars.†   (source)
  • It was not simply the connoisseur, the snob, that Kleppmann detested.†   (source)
  • I had been so interested in the downward progression of gourmet foods according to the island connoisseurs that I was totally unprepared for the final plunge to unpackaged feces.†   (source)
  • The Gromekos were cultivated, hospitable, and great connoisseurs and lovers of music.†   (source)
  • It is evident, in spite of his frequent attention to her while she draws, that in fact he knows nothing of the matter. He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur.   (source)
  • all the connoisseurs who heard her said: "It is not trained, but it is a beautiful voice that must be trained."   (source)
  • he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste   (source)
  • This like a wine connoisseur dropping a name.†   (source)
  • Once the money started to fly, the talent evaluators became connoisseurs of left tackle flesh.†   (source)
  • He unscrews the cap and lets it dangle and he takes a connoisseur's sniff of the action in the jug.†   (source)
  • She is a connoisseur of pain the way others are connoisseurs of wine.†   (source)
  • It seemed Professor Langdon, the art connoisseur, was having an ethical dilemma about using the Internet when an original was so nearby.†   (source)
  • Now, I'm no hotel connoisseur, but one glance at the weathered sign told me that our stay was unlikely to be a four-star mints-on-your-pillow-type experience.†   (source)
  • The Snilfards dressed luxuriously and were connoisseurs of music, and played on various instruments to display their taste and skill.†   (source)
  • He chewed slowly, methodically, as though suddenly a connoisseur of fine chocolate testing a fresh batch.†   (source)
  • It's like if you were a Matisse connoisseur, and you look at a lot of pictures, and then you'd go, ahh, there is the Matisse.†   (source)
  • He put me quickly at ease when I tried to apologize for my lateness, and offered me a bottle of Molson's Canadian ale in the most ingratiating manner by saying, "Nathan tells me that you are a connoisseur of malt beverages."†   (source)
  • A certain American gentleman, Mr J. Baker Wood, was a connoisseur and collector of miniatures.†   (source)
  • Let us go, before we offend the connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • Surely you know that if a man can't be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that "suits" him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches.†   (source)
  • Taste has varied, but not beyond certain limits; contemporary connoisseurs agree with the eighteenth-century Japanese that Hokusai was one of the greatest artists of his time; we even agree with the ancient Egyptians that Third and Fourth Dynasty art was the most worthy of being selected as their paragon by those who came after.†   (source)
  • Were we, the old connoisseurs, the reverers of Europe as it used to be, of genuine music and poetry as once they were, nothing but a pig-headed minority suffering from a complex neurosis, whom tomorrow would forget or deride?†   (source)
  • This was what you heard when the connoisseurs' club of weighty cronies met, who all showed by established marks—rings, cigars, quality of socks, newness of panamas—where they were situated; they were classified, too, in grades of luck and wisdom, darkness by birth or vexations, power over or subjection to wives, women, sons and daughters, grades of disfigurement; or by the roles they playe†   (source)
  • His reverence for beauty and charm was there for anyone to see and to laugh at, and the ladies of the theater and the court and the houses of pleasure loved his connoisseurship.†   (source)
  • Some rather jerky movements he indulged in gave our connoisseurs of stagecraft an impression of clever, if slightly overdone, effects, intended to bring out the emotion of the words he sang.†   (source)
  • He noticed, over a neat, shabby desk, a Rembrandt etching, stained and yellow, found, perhaps, in some junk shop by the eyes of a connoisseur who had never parted with it, though its price would have obviously been of help to him.†   (source)
  • Only indeed by a conscious effort did he recall himself from the artist's mood to the connoisseur's, and then he recognized treasures that museums and millionaires alike would have bargained for, exquisite pearl-blue Sung ceramics, paintings in tinted inks preserved for more than a thousand years, lacquers in which the cold and lovely detail of fairyland was not so much depicted as orchestrated.†   (source)
  • As an old and fastidious connoisseur of music, I could feel my gorge rising against the gramophone and jazz and modern dance-music.†   (source)
  • The Archbishop enclosed in his wonderful and almost wooden vestments perspired upon his throne, lending from time to time a connoisseur's ear to the felicities of Vittoria's counterpoint.†   (source)
  • I talked to him about his instrument and about tone colors in jazz music, and he must have seen that he was confronted by one who had the enjoyment of a connoisseur for all that touched on music.†   (source)
  • Hadn't we all as connoisseurs and critics in our youth been consumed with love for works of art and for artists that today we regarded with doubt and dismay?†   (source)
  • A glance at the walls of his salon proved to Franz and Albert that he was a connoisseur of pictures.†   (source)
  • "Ah, you are a great connoisseur," murmured Mademoiselle Noemie.†   (source)
  • The dinner was as choice as the china, in which Stepan Arkadyevitch was a connoisseur.†   (source)
  • 'Here,' he said, 'is a wine which the greatest connoisseur would prize.†   (source)
  • I knew a gentleman who prided himself all his life on being a connoisseur of Lafitte.†   (source)
  • Ah, I dare say you are a connoisseur in that.†   (source)
  • "And so, connoisseurs in wine as we are, we have sent you some Anjou wine?" said Porthos.†   (source)
  • Sviazhsky, as a connoisseur in the latest mechanical improvements, appreciated everything fully.†   (source)
  • Come, M. Debray, you are a connoisseur, I believe, let me have your opinion upon them.†   (source)
  • This, when it was brought to him, he drank slowly, like a connoisseur, lingering on the taste and still looking about him at the cliffs and up at our signboard.†   (source)
  • Aware that he was looking at a silver two-handled Jacobean mug, and that Hugh Whitbread admired condescendingly with airs of connoisseurship a Spanish necklace which he thought of asking the price of in case Evelyn might like it—still Richard was torpid; could not think or move.†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp stepped out from under the tree to let a few fall on his sleeve and to examine them with the connoisseur's expert eye.†   (source)
  • He procured from Amsterdam three emeralds of extraordinary size and richness of colour, and had a turquoise de la vieille roche that was the envy of all the connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • He was an enthusiast and a connoisseur.†   (source)
  • A closet was filled with wine; the plate was of silver, the napery elegant; a good picture hung upon the walls, a gift (as Utterson supposed) from Henry Jekyll, who was much of a connoisseur; and the carpets were of many plies and agreeable in colour.†   (source)
  • "Excuse the admiration of a connoisseur," said he as he waved his hand towards the line of portraits which covered the opposite wall.†   (source)
  • "Are you really a connoisseur, now?" she would say to him; "I ask for your own sake, as you are likely to have 'fakes' palmed off on you by the dealers," for she did not, in fact, endow him with any critical faculty, and had no great opinion of the intelligence of a man who, in conversation, would avoid serious topics and shewed a very dull preciseness, not only when he gave us kitchen recipes, going into the most minute details, but even when my grandmother's sisters were talking to him about art.†   (source)
  • These words, uttered by that experienced connoisseur, Mr. Ned Van Alstyne, whose scented white moustache had brushed Selden's shoulder whenever the parting of the curtains presented any exceptional opportunity for the study of the female outline, affected their hearer in an unexpected way.†   (source)
  • To the connoisseur of scenes, nothing is more enjoyable than a thorough, melodramatic, egoistic humility.†   (source)
  • She believed herself to be a connoisseur of literature; the fortunates to whom she gave her approval were Hardy, Meredith, Howells, and Thackeray, none of whom she had read for five years.†   (source)
  • I'm a connoisseur.†   (source)
  • You would only have made a better or worse portrait with a background which every connoisseur would give a different reason for or against.†   (source)
  • "You are a connoisseur in flowers, signor," said Beatrice, with a smile, alluding to the bouquet which he had flung her from the window.†   (source)
  • Certainly the contrast between the cousins was conspicuous, and to superficial eyes was very much to the disadvantage of Maggie though a connoisseur might have seen "points" in her which had a higher promise for maturity than Lucy's natty completeness.†   (source)
  • He was a connoisseur of painting.†   (source)
  • Nothing in their works seems to be done hastily or at random: every line is written for the eye of the connoisseur, and is shaped after some conception of ideal beauty.†   (source)
  • Try this cigar, Professor Aronnax, and even though it doesn't come from Havana, it will satisfy you if you're a connoisseur.†   (source)
  • 'Don't say no,' returned the little woman, looking at me with the aspect of a connoisseur; 'a little bit more eyebrow?'†   (source)
  • 'Humph!' muttered Ralph, drawing his hand across his mouth with a connoisseur-like air, and surveying the house from top to bottom; 'these people look pretty well.†   (source)
  • To each of these characteristic monuments there is attached by a similarity of taste, fashion, and attitude, a certain number of houses scattered about in different quarters and which the eyes of the connoisseur easily distinguishes and furnishes with a date.†   (source)
  • "Well hit, by Jove," says little Osborne, with the air of a connoisseur, clapping his man on the back.†   (source)
  • The figure of Rebecca might indeed have compared with the proudest beauties of England, even though it had been judged by as shrewd a connoisseur as Prince John.†   (source)
  • Ralph had something of this same quality, this appearance of thinking that life was a matter of connoisseurship; but in Ralph it was an anomaly, a kind of humorous excrescence, whereas in Mr. Osmond it was the keynote, and everything was in harmony with it.†   (source)
  • Furthermore, Arrius was not merely given to dice; he was a connoisseur of men physically, and when ashore indulged a habit of visiting the gymnasia to see and admire the most famous athletae.†   (source)
  • Two of these, on opposite sides of the area, were now occupied by brilliant and talented gentlemen, enthusiastically forcing up, in English and French commingled, the bids of connoisseurs in their various wares.†   (source)
  • While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again.†   (source)
  • "You are a thing of beauty and a joy forever," said Jo, looking through her hand with the air of a connoisseur at the blue feather against the golden hair.†   (source)
  • But there are things, look you, of a finer texture than fur or satin, and all Solomon's glories, and all the wardrobe of the Queen of Sheba—things whereof the beauty escapes the eyes of many connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • Connoisseurs of Russian beauty could have foretold with certainty that this fresh, still youthful beauty would lose its harmony by the age of thirty, would "spread"; that the face would become puffy, and that wrinkles would very soon appear upon her forehead and round the eyes; the complexion would grow coarse and red perhaps—in fact, that it was the beauty of the moment, the fleeting beauty which is so often met with in Russian women.†   (source)
  • And as I am a connoisseur in such things, having had a few of my own once, I estimated it at a thousand pistoles.†   (source)
  • An observer with anything of an eye for national types would have had no difficulty in determining the local origin of this undeveloped connoisseur, and indeed such an observer might have felt a certain humorous relish of the almost ideal completeness with which he filled out the national mould.†   (source)
  • Beneath this long, arched drain which terminated at the Arche-Marion, a perfectly preserved rag-picker's basket excited the admiration of all connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • At supper after the opera he described to Dolokhov with the air of a connoisseur the attractions of her arms, shoulders, feet, and hair and expressed his intention of making love to her.†   (source)
  • He says: "In that company of seventy-six persons, who attempted, in 1848, to escape from the District of Columbia in the schooner Pearl, and whose officers I assisted in defending, there were several young and healthy girls, who had those peculiar attractions of form and feature which connoisseurs prize so highly.†   (source)
  • He tried to avoid meeting musical connoisseurs or talkative acquaintances, and stood looking at the floor straight before him, listening.†   (source)
  • Connoisseurs of such matters declared that rarely had so many beautiful women been assembled in one place.†   (source)
  • "No, excellency, no," returned the steward, with a sort of nervous trembling, which Monte Cristo, a connoisseur in all emotions, rightly attributed to great disquietude.†   (source)
  • "Your affair is not bad," said Athos, after having tasted like a connoisseur and indicated by a nod of his head that he thought the wine good; "and one may draw fifty or sixty pistoles from this good man.†   (source)
  • As regarded her attainments, the only fault to be found with them was the same that a fastidious connoisseur might have found with her beauty, that they were somewhat too erudite and masculine for so young a person.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately, the qualities of this horse were so well concealed under his strange-colored hide and his unaccountable gait, that at a time when everybody was a connoisseur in horseflesh, the appearance of the aforesaid pony at Meung—which place he had entered about a quarter of an hour before, by the gate of Beaugency—produced an unfavorable feeling, which extended to his rider.†   (source)
  • She no longer sang as a child, there was no longer in her singing that comical, childish, painstaking effect that had been in it before; but she did not yet sing well, as all the connoisseurs who heard her said: "It is not trained, but it is a beautiful voice that must be trained."†   (source)
  • Vronsky and Madame Karenina must be, Mihailov supposed, distinguished and wealthy Russians, knowing nothing about art, like all those wealthy Russians, but posing as amateurs and connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • Anxious to throw some light on his own perplexity from the impressions of others, Levin began to walk about, looking for connoisseurs, and was glad to see a well-known musical amateur in conversation with Pestsov, whom he knew.†   (source)
  • Athos and d'Artagnan, with the activity of two soldiers and the knowledge of two connoisseurs, hardly required three hours to purchase the entire equipment of the Musketeer.†   (source)
  • He went down to the stables, not without some slight annoyance, when he remembered that the Count of Monte Cristo had laid his hands on a "turnout" which sent his bays down to second place in the opinion of connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur.†   (source)
  • One paper, which I wrote for Mr. Kinnersley, on the sameness of lightning with electricity, I sent to Dr. Mitchel, an acquaintance of mine, and one of the members also of that society, who wrote me word that it had been read, but was laughed at by the connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • The Colonel, though disclaiming all pretensions to connoisseurship, warmly admired the screens, as he would have done any thing painted by Miss Dashwood; and on the curiosity of the others being of course excited, they were handed round for general inspection.†   (source)
  • A suitor would glance at his neighbor, jeering, taunting,
    "Look at our connoisseur of bows!"†   (source)
  • Connoisseurs.†   (source)
  • The supply is so large that connoisseurship has grown up; an extra-fecund slang-maker on the press has his following.†   (source)
  • in the ball-room, the gentlemen run for their
    partners, the dancers bow to each other,
    The youth lies awake in the cedar-roof'd garret and harks to the
    musical rain,
    The Wolverine sets traps on the creek that helps fill the Huron,
    The squaw wrapt in her yellow-hemm'd cloth is offering moccasins and
    bead-bags for sale,
    The connoisseur peers along the exhibition-gallery with half-shut
    eyes bent sideways,
    As the deck-hands make fast the steamboat the plank is thrown for
    the shore-going passengers,
    The young sister holds out the skein while the elder sister winds it
    off in a ball, and stops now and then for the knots,
    The one-year wife is recovering and happy having†   (source)
  • A blessing on Cide Hamete Benengeli, who has written the history of your great deeds, and a double blessing on that connoisseur who took the trouble of having it translated out of the Arabic into our Castilian vulgar tongue for the universal entertainment of the people!†   (source)
  • It was Mr Western's custom every afternoon, as soon as he was drunk, to hear his daughter play on the harpsichord; for he was a great lover of music, and perhaps, had he lived in town, might have passed for a connoisseur; for he always excepted against the finest compositions of Mr Handel.†   (source)
  • These are the studies of their graver hours, while for their amusements they have the vast circle of connoisseurship, painting, music, statuary, and natural philosophy, or rather unnatural, which deals in the wonderful, and knows nothing of Nature, except her monsters and imperfections.†   (source)
  • the little trembling hare, which the dread of all her numerous enemies, and chiefly of that cunning, cruel, carnivorous animal, man, had confined all the day to her lurking-place, sports wantonly o'er the lawns; now on some hollow tree the owl, shrill chorister of the night, hoots forth notes which might charm the ears of some modern connoisseurs in music; now, in the imagination of the half-drunk clown, as he staggers through the churchyard, or rather charnelyard, to his home, fear paints the bloody hobgoblin; now thieves and ruffians are awake, and honest watchmen fast asleep; in plain English, it was now midnight; and the company at the inn, as well those who have been already mentione†   (source)
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