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It gave him a sort of cachet to be seen staying with Kit alone at a watering-place.
The food is excellent--it has a cachet of its own; the wine more than merely good.
My dear, you know you are beautiful, and you have the cachet that all the Courthornes wear.
Raffles bestowed the cachet of his smile on my description of his motley plate.
It has a cachet concerning which there can be no possible error.
Rather than lose her, he would have given her a guinea as well as her cachet.
The speech of Mr. Valiant-for-Truth carried its cachet with it.
This might, indeed, be regarded as the cachet of the moral world.
To be bidden to this garden-party was in itself a cachet of respectability.
A raven hopping about the casks gives a je ne sais quoi, a cachet, to the premises.
1630s, Scottish borrowing of French cachet "seal affixed to a letter or document" (16c.), from Old French dialectal cacher "to press, crowd," from Latin coactare "constrain" (see cache). Meaning evolving through "(letter under) personal stamp (of the king)" to "prestige." Cf. French lettre de cachet "letter under seal of the king."
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