Usage examples for bourgeois

  1. It was too bourgeois. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  2. He had a bourgeois guard of honor too, and fine troops they were! – The Napoleon of the People by Honore de Balzac
  3. That is the opinion of all those who see in the progressive extension of the bourgeois form over the whole world the reason and the end of all progress. – Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola
  4. His first satire speaks contemptuously of 'giddy fantastic poets, ' and, when he allowed himself to write poetry, he was resolved to do something different from what anybody had ever done before, not so much from the artist's instinctive desire of originality, as from a kind of haughty, yet really bourgeois, desire to be indebted to nobody. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
  5. Every one who knows Keene's work can imagine how the huge well- fed figure was drawn, and how the coat wrinkled across the back, and how the bourgeois whiskers were indicated. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  6. They are thought to be bourgeois, and entertained only by the middle classes. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  7. There were no jarring notes or lavish, tawdry display, the pitfalls into which the parvenue and petit bourgeois invariably fall. – When Dreams Come True by Ritter Brown
  8. It seemed a strange spot to choose for a wealthy and fashionable member of Parisian bourgeois society, I was bound to admit. – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  9. The marquis pretended not to have heard it; but all the bourgeois nodded approval. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  10. The four little savages of Chantebled felt indeed almost out of their element in the presence of this young Parisian with bourgeois manners. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  11. Hence his name, which was " Le Bourgeois." – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  12. For us who create there are no rules of conduct, no conventions, Rolfe was saying, we do not care for the opinions of the middle class, of the bourgeois. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  13. That you make love like a bourgeois! – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. They are bourgeois things. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  15. His Canadian followers, in compliment to their chief, or " bourgeois," named the place the Pass of the Siskiyou,- an appellation subsequently adopted as the veritable Indian name of the locality, and which thence extended to the whole range, and the adjoining district. – Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon, or, Trade Language of Oregon by George Gibbs
  16. There is not enough rain in the heavens to wash away this sin from the bourgeois form of society. – The Future Belongs to the People by Karl Liebknecht