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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PARVENUE

The first generation makes the millions, the second generation is parvenue, the third is arrivée.

It is curious that we, offsprings of parvenue success, should be capable of such repudiation.

There were no jarring notes or lavish, tawdry display, the pitfalls into which the parvenue and petit bourgeois invariably fall.

The girl showed great powers of duplicity, all the trickiness of a parvenue, to be quite frank.

It is at any rate happier than that of the parvenue, unless the mere fact of being arrivée confers any special enjoyment.

Some of our political houses are parvenue by pedigree; they hand on vulgarity like a coat of-arms.

"Gentlemen have so much more liberty than we ladies have," says Mrs. Parvenue.

Do you acknowledge yourself a parvenue that you rejoice at the entrance of any one special person into your doors?

His Madame Guichard is the most cheerfully vulgar type of the parvenue which any one ever dared to put upon the stage.

And yet there was about her always and under all circumstances, an indescribable flavor of the parvenue.

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