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  • I had no idea what I was about to say—doubtless some gauche words of comfort—but it was she who spoke first, behind hands clenched to a tear-stained face.†   (source)
  • How gauche can you get?†   (source)
  • And then, it would appear that she realized she should make an effort, and her manner would become odd and gauche.†   (source)
  • 'I've never said you dressed badly or were gauche.†   (source)
  • 'I'm gauche and awkward, I dress badly, I'm shy with people.†   (source)
  • She wore the same expression that she had done on our first meeting, when I dropped my gloves so gauchely on the floor.†   (source)
  • Rex's age was greatly in his favor, for among Julia's friends there was a kind of gerontophilic snobbery; young men were held to be gauche and pimply; it was thought very much more chic to be seen lunching alone at the Ritz—a thing, in any case, allowed to few girls of that day, to the tiny circle of Julia's intimates; a thing looked at askance by the elders who kept the score, chatting pleasantly against the walls of the ballrooms—at the table on the left as you came in, with a…†   (source)
  • Do you mean that I have been gauche and rude?†   (source)
  • Feeling that his question was somewhat gauche, he smiled angrily.†   (source)
  • He was a bulky, gauche, noisy, humorous man, with narrow eyes, a rustic complexion, large red hands, and brilliant clothes.†   (source)
  • It would be terribly gauche of me if I did not know how to value your offer of friendship, a friendship with you for his sake.†   (source)
  • And for that reason, in spite of his gaucheness (in her eyes) she was inclined to tolerate him—to see how he would do.†   (source)
  • And as natural, as conventional, as youthfully gauche, as eternally beautiful and authentic as those ancient sounds was the talk of Martin and Leora in that passionate half-hour when each found in the other a part of his own self, always vaguely missed, discovered now with astonished joy.†   (source)
  • "Bella," chided Mrs. Griffiths, while Myra, recalling a gauche uncle and cousin who had come on from Vermont several years before to visit them a few days, smiled wisely.†   (source)
  • In our opinion, it is analytically correct, although—to use Hans Castorp's phrase—"terribly gauche" and downright life-denying, to make a "tidy" distinction between sanctity and passion in matters of love.†   (source)
  • For his ideas of luxury were in the main so extreme and mistaken and gauche—mere wanderings of a repressed and unsatisfied fancy, which as yet had had nothing but imaginings to feed it.†   (source)
  • In short it was compact, of all that gauche luxury of appointment which, as some one once sarcastically remarked, was intended to supply "exclusiveness to the masses."†   (source)
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