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A noble and generous act.‘in a beau geste of argument, he thanked his opponent for characterizing the dilemma so well’
- ‘It was still a beau geste on the part of Ateneo.’
- ‘At the time, the rescue operation was hailed as ‘the beau geste of the twentieth century.’’
- ‘It all depends of whether North Korea would show the ‘beau geste,’ according to the source.’
- ‘Clyde, in a beau geste, allows a humble farmer to keep his cash, an incident based on fact.’
French, literally ‘splendid gesture’.
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