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Chef-d'oeuvre   Listen
noun
Chef-d'oeuvre  n.  (pl. chefs-d'oeuvre)  A masterpiece; a capital work in art, literature, etc.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Chef-d'oeuvre" Quotes from Famous Books



... lady, riding and kissing each other at full gallop; all round the chaste bedroom were more French prints, either portraits of gauzy nymphs of the Opera, or lovely illustrations of the novels; or mayhap, an English chef-d'oeuvre or two, in which Miss Calverley of T. R. E. O. would be represented in tight pantaloons in her favourite page part; or Miss Rougemont as Venus; their value enhanced by the signatures of these ladies, Maria Calverley, or Frederica Rougemont, inscribed underneath the prints ...
— The History of Pendennis • William Makepeace Thackeray

... here discuss how this tradition arose; in all likelihood it already expresses the position which the Roman Church very speedily attained in Christendom. See Renan, Orig., Vol. VII., p. 70: "Pierre el Paul (leconcilies), voila le chef-d'oeuvre qui fondait la suprematie ecclesiastique de Rome dans lavenir. Une nouvelle qualite mythique lemplagait celle de Romulus et Remus." But it is highly probable that Peter was really in Rome like Paul (see 1 Clem. V., Ignatius ad Rom. IV.); ...
— History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) • Adolph Harnack

... to guide man in accordance with his capacities, is with him a supreme law. 'Le glorieux chef-d'oeuvre de l'homme, c'est de vivre a propos.' He, the sage, is already so much in advance of his century that he yearns for laws and religions which are not arbitrarily founded, but drawn from the roots and the buds of a universal Reason, contained in ...
— Shakspere And Montaigne • Jacob Feis



Words linked to "Chef-d'oeuvre" :   work, piece of work



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