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Definitions of parisian

  1. of or relating to or characteristic of Paris or its inhabitants; " Parisian restaurants can be expensive"
  2. a resident of Paris
  3. A native or inhabitant of Paris, the capital of France.
  4. Of or pertaining to Paris, in France.
  5. A native or inhabitant of the city of Paris.

Usage examples for parisian

  1. The King was as dejected as the Parisian citizens, and still more anxious. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  2. In semi- delirium, as though half asleep, I looked back upon my strange, incoherent life, and for some reason recalled a melodrama, " The Parisian Beggars," which I had seen once or twice in my childhood. – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  3. She has sent me a Parisian bonnet, two beautiful handkerchiefs, and a pair of walking shoes. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  4. She replied without embarrassment, in the best Parisian accent. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  5. He gave up his wife, children, friends, and the comforts of his Parisian and New England homes for a principle, and made preparations for a long stay in prison. – The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees by Mary Caroline Crawford
  6. Mr. Hogarth had himself spent a good deal of time in his youth in France; but he had a higher opinion of French society than of French literature, and he thought that from the lips of brilliant Parisian women they would learn more of the spirit of the language and of the people than from the books they studied in classes or read at home. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  7. Have mercy on my Parisian legs! – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  8. Lon Prince now says what's the matter with going to some corking good show because nothing good has come to Red Gap since the Parisian Blond Widows over a year ago and he's eager for entertainment. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  9. " But for my part"- he shrugged his shoulders-" I'm too much of a Parisian to like the Exhibition." – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  10. When I came to that part which represented Oppovich as the mere agent of the great Parisian banker,- whose name I was not quite sure of,- I faltered and hesitated. – That Boy Of Norcott's by Charles James Lever
  11. A man can not be regarded as a novice when he has known, as you have, all the Parisian literary world so long; or rather, perhaps, I may more accurately say, he is always a novice when he tastes for the first time the intoxication of printer's ink. – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  12. The mechanism had been arranged by an eminent Parisian engineer. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  13. Set even 'A Doll's House' by the side of any one of a dozen contemporary French comedies, and it is easy to understand why Sarcey declared that play to be Parisian in its construction,- up to the moment of Nora's revolt and self- assertion, so contrary to the social instinct of the French. – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  14. 9 and 10, Pan- Chao and Dr. Tio- King: what can I say except that Pan- Chao is always the Parisian you know, and that if he comes to France we shall meet at dinner at Durand's or Marguery's. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  15. It was suggestive of that Parisian life that is as restless as the sea, as uncontrollable, as possessed of hidden currents. – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
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