douceur

[ doo-sur; French doo-sœr ]
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOUCEUR

Nevertheless, the efforts of X and Y to secure the douceur were not relaxed.

But in the ordinary life there in my time there was little to "asperate" the douceur.

He seemed surprised and pleased at the receipt of a douceur, and danced.

He had also received from the Emperor Joseph a douceur of 2-1/2 per cent.

A douceur from the young chap secured the repose of his uncle.

He held the door for me, and, giving him his douceur, I set my foot on the step.

He has however a douceur for Ireland in his pocket; benefits in trade, by opening the woollen manufacture to that nation.

The allusion in the close of the letter appears to be to a douceur which it was intended to present to the secretary.

On arriving there, he went upstairs, and by a douceur to the waiter, got a large tumbler filled with spirits.

Upon these conditions, and in consideration of a douceur for himself, he agrees to be her friend, and help her to push.