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Definition the environmental condition — especially in which a person lives
  • 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
  • She said we couldn't possibly understand what their social milieu was, before the Portuguese came.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Whatever wounds she had, she "Not your usual milieu, Roarke."
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I wanted it to happen somewhere out of our milieu.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • 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
  • 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
  • He looked upon himself and his milieu as doomed.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • You live in their milieu?" she asked, her eyes full of interest.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • 'You haven't the experience,' she continued, 'you don't know that milieu.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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