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synonyms for mot juste

  • aptness
  • right word at the right time
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A talented cartoonist, distinguished practical joker, and recognized as one of the kings of bon mot, he led a free and easy life.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
This style of the decadence is the "dernier mot" of Verbe, summoned to express all and to venture to the very extremes.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
A joke, a banter, a bon-mot, make more impression upon the man of the world than all the grave notions of his religion.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
So Macklin subsided; and Thyrsis learned afterwards that his remark was going the rounds, being considered to be a mot.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
The "sire," fell on the ears of Madame Chalice like a mot in a play; but Valmond, living up to his part, was grave and solicitous.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
One has lost his place, another his title, and a third his money, and they say this all proceeds from the 'juste milieu.'
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
This again united with the wind, and Mot was the result, also called Ilus; from this sprung the seed of Creation.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
As I have said, our frivolity covered certain purposes which Juste has carried out, and which I am about to execute.
Z. MARCASHONORE DE BALZAC
Juste lent Marcas two hundred francs in gold, the product of two watches bought on credit, and pawned at the Mont-de-Piete.
Z. MARCASHONORE DE BALZAC
And Vital showed them a hat of a form and design which was truly expressive of the juste-milieu.
UNCONSCIOUS COMEDIANSHONORE DE BALZAC
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