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  • 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.†   (source)
  • He looked upon himself and his milieu as doomed.†   (source)
  • by the time people found out that she was not exactly of their milieu, they liked her   (source)
  • Much of white America is unfamiliar with the milieu of the black church.   (source)
  • I wanted it to happen somewhere out of our milieu.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 'You haven't the experience,' she continued, 'you don't know that milieu.†   (source)
  • After all, you have been in your milieu all day.†   (source)
  • Not quite your milieu, my dear, but mine, I assure you.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The man who built it came from a MILIEU where all the dishes are put on the table at once.†   (source)
  • You live in their milieu?" she asked, her eyes full of interest.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Hatch's MILIEU was one which he had once assiduously frequented, and now as devoutly shunned.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I don't know that the arts have a milieu here, any of them; they're more like a very thinly settled outskirt."†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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