connoisseur

[ kon-uh-sur, -soor ]SEE DEFINITION OF connoisseur
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The Emperor, who had been waiting for the invitation, posed once more as connoisseur.

I speak as a connoisseur, for faces are a specialty of mine.

It was there, and he went on inspecting the legs, with the air of a connoisseur.

"You are well known as a connoisseur, Mr. Acton," he went on hurriedly.

Willems was a connoisseur in the drink and an adept at the game.

There were a few etchings, which had evidently been chosen with the skill of a connoisseur.

The Queen is a connoisseur in these matters, and there must be no bungling.

The Duchess looked at it with greed—the greed of the connoisseur.

He is a connoisseur in jewels, and Miss Heredith asked his advice about the necklace.

It was not the type of car to cause cardiac disturbance in a connoisseur.

WORD ORIGIN

1714, from French connoisseur (Modern French connaiseur), from Old French conoisseor "an expert, a judge, one well-versed," from conoistre "to know," from Latin cognoscere "to know, to become well-acquainted with," from com- "with" (see com-) + gnoscere "recognize" (see notice (v.)).

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