faux pas

[ foh pah ]SEE DEFINITION OF faux pas

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAUX PAS

And had I committed a faux pas in refusing to deliver up the little bag?

Your Grace saved me a faux pas there, for Montaiglon is not what I fancied at all.

The truth is, I executed rather a faux pas over there at Asquith.

They made one faux pas, and it is upon that we may—if we are careful—get the better of them.

Even supposing that her brother has committed some faux pas?

To stumble, make a faux pas, and fall into sin was not possible, because it was not allowed.

Amidon passed on, now fully aware of having committed a faux pas.

It was not till after he had made a faux pas, that he had his female mate.

Oh, I am quite enlisted now; although after such a faux pas as I made last night I cannot boast of my finesse.

In a strange house it would have been simply a faux pas, but he knows us well enough, and the arrangement between us.

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