Usage examples for bourgeois

  1. 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
  2. The poor, unimaginative, bourgeois English producer could never rise to such Latin heights. – Shakespeare and Music by Christopher Wilson
  3. 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
  4. They are bourgeois things. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  5. 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
  6. He had a bourgeois guard of honor too, and fine troops they were! – The Napoleon of the People by Honore de Balzac
  7. 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
  8. There was a steady increase in the range of the literature published, and the bourgeois book- buyer was remembered as well as the aristocratic student. – Fine Books by Alfred W. Pollard
  9. 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
  10. That you make love like a bourgeois! – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  11. To make too great a display of wealth is considered bourgeois and vulgar to a degree. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  12. The marquis pretended not to have heard it; but all the bourgeois nodded approval. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  13. Hence his name, which was " Le Bourgeois." – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  14. " Quite true," he assented, with his bourgeois nod. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. They are thought to be bourgeois, and entertained only by the middle classes. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  18. It was too bourgeois. – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  19. 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
  20. 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