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synonyms for douceur

  • bonus
  • bribe
  • gift
  • gratuity
  • tip
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Quand l'hiver fut pass, & que la douceur du temps allecha le poisson rechercher les eaux douces, on dpecha 170 des gens le 14.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
The expenses of The Lantern—including a generous douceur to myself—were all defrayed by the Empress.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
He has however a douceur for Ireland in his pocket; benefits in trade, by opening the woollen manufacture to that nation.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
A greater douceur was expected from the drivers of such a magnificent turnout.
KATHAY: A CRUISE IN THE CHINA SEASW. HASTINGS MACAULAY
The Jew maintained his impudence to the last, coming round to my window, and then asking a few rubles as a douceur.
INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN GREECE, TURKEY, RUSSIA, AND POLAND, 7TH ED. VOL. 2 OF 2JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS
We all know the Spanish sentries, and I think their hands are always ready to receive some little douceur.
THE CHRONICLES OF A GAY GORDONJOS MARIA GORDON
Cabby was dismissed with a douceur, and Forrest hastened after his new acquaintance.
A TAME SURRENDER, A STORY OF THE CHICAGO STRIKECHARLES KING
George went to police headquarters, and giving a douceur to an attendant, had the "vise" put on his passport at once.
BIDWELL'S TRAVELS, FROM WALL STREET TO LONDON PRISONAUSTIN BIRON BIDWELL
Give all your motions, too, an air of 'douceur', which is directly the reverse of their present celerity and rapidity.
THE PG EDITION OF CHESTERFIELD'S LETTERS TO HIS SONTHE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
As each table empties, the waiter, in passing, drops his douceur through the narrow slit.
AUTUMN IMPRESSIONS OF THE GIRONDEISABEL GIBERNE SIEVEKING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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