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There was a bon mot, which blazed with all the soft brilliancy of sheet lightning.

A bon mot which was carefully copied into The English Mercury.

I must leave behind me the remembrance of a bon mot, or I shall be forgotten.

The Earl answered by a bon mot, and turned to a bust of Caracalla.

It seems reasonable to give Fontenelle credit for this bon mot.

Goethe said that every bon mot of his had cost a purse of gold.

The bon mot I was about to utter apropos of an opera I had never heard has left my mind entirely.

He expanded into fantastic anecdote, and mingled many a bon mot with the blue spirals of his mounting cigarette smoke.

Horace Walpole mentions this bon mot in some of his letters; I forget to whom he attributes it.

One continually finds somewhere an original idea—sometimes even a bon mot, which startles one by its pointedness.

WORD ORIGIN

1735, French, "good saying, " literally "good word," from bon "good" + mot (12c.), from Vulgar Latin muttum, from Latin muttire "to mutter, mumble, murmur" (see mutter).

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