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On his head was the second-hand hat of some parvenu's coachman, gold lace, cockade and all.
The squire's son-in-law was quite aware that the wealthy Mr. Sleek was a parvenu.
His excellency bowed slightly, the parvenu humbled himself lower than the earth, then they chatted for a moment.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
Our aim, after all, is the same as the business parvenu; we want to do the things others do at the top—what we call the top!
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
In a word, putting one in mind of the parvenu in the ‘Walpurgis Nacht.’
THE ROMANY RYEGEORGE BORROW
Mrs. Parvenu: "I don't know that I'm exactly gorne on Shakespeare plays."
Parvenu, pr′ve-nū, n. an upstart: one newly risen into notice or power.
You are few, nevertheless, and like the parvenu rich, you must pass into something quite unlike yourself.
No doubt there was something, even a good deal, of the parvenu in Johanns character.
Good old woman, and these poor banished Hogtons, thought I,—hateful parvenu!
THE CAXTONS, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON

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