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Relating to Paris.‘a Parisian boulevard’
- ‘Spices come in many colors at Parisian farmer's markets.’
- ‘Many a well-to-do lady demanded her own dog of the Parisian boulevards.’
- ‘The city's ethos doesn't provide an obvious method of attack; there's no Amsterdam coffee houses, Parisian cafes, or British pubs.’
- ‘There's only so much you can do to make any part of Hackney look like a Parisian boulevard, especially just after you've got up.’
- ‘The tree-lined boulevards are populated by ultra-expensive Rodeo Drive and Parisian boutiques.’
- ‘It did not help matters that she would follow her sentences with a deep sniff, as if expecting to engage in an obnoxious breathing contest with Parisian intellectuals.’
- ‘It was clear that the Parisian populace preferred the boulevard theatre, cabarets, and café-concerts.’
- ‘The film had a lot of thrilling camera work, especially the scene immediately following the deaf-children prologue, the long-take, roving camera which follows the characters up and down a Parisian boulevard.’
- ‘Golden arches have a presence on Parisian streets.’
- ‘In return she thought him ‘a typical Parisian boulevard product’.’
- ‘A North American deal has finally clicked for this Parisian trio (Heaven's Dust is actually a good two years old), so now we'll see if they click with a North American audience.’
- ‘There is no ‘death of the author’ (that Parisian cliché) in my world view.’
- ‘You know how big and wide the main Parisian boulevards are?’
- ‘We soon discover he also has highly honed fighting reflexes, a knowledge of maps, weapons and telecommunications, and can drive a car at high speed through Parisian traffic with dazzling virtuosity.’
- ‘The Post Office had organised a street party, the weather was fine and, for an hour or two, village street was more like a Parisian boulevard with wine and cheese and accordion music.’
- ‘The houses are built stoutly of granite and the mile-long main street is as broad as a Parisian boulevard.’
- ‘How gleeful, internally that is, were we to post about the new cleanly chic Parisian coffee shop we discovered a few days ago on 2nd Avenue in the East Village.’
- ‘Many of the buildings have taken a direct influence from Parisian architecture, and like Paris, the skyscrapers seem to lie around the city's edges.’
- ‘The play is lurid and sadomasochistic, the delight of Parisian decadents at the time, but slow, obvious, and overdone, as Wilde always was whenever he wrote tragedy.’
- ‘As she narrates, a man, about twenty, nonchalantly exits his apartment and strolls down a Parisian boulevard completely naked (the double take of a passing motorcyclist is hilarious).’
A native or inhabitant of Paris.
- ‘The French still top the list of tourists in Mauritius, so it is no surprise to find cuisine that will satisfy even the most pernickety Parisian.’
- ‘Oozing charm, the 55-year-old Parisian beckons me to take a seat and immediately launches into sales pitch mode.’
- ‘For several years I wondered whether the ring hit some unfortunate Parisian out for a late afternoon stroll, but finally decided I was safe from capture and arrest.’
- ‘The challenges he has set are designed to amaze, but if they do not come off, the 47-year-old Parisian will not be the only one to get the slow hand-clap.’
- ‘Perhaps they could take lessons from the Parisians, who have shopping down to a fine art.’
- ‘With Parisians, the less conspicuous you are, the better.’
- ‘The usual role assigned to Manet is as the father of impressionism - because of his genius for annoying respectable Parisians and those flashing fencer's brush strokes of his.’
- ‘The Parisians have this quality not found in the English speaking world: the ability to be both really chic and really laid back at the same time.’
- ‘He is a dapper, self-confident man, and in between cutting slices of steak he makes it clear that he is worried by the influx of Brits - and, perhaps worse, Parisians.’
- ‘More than 100 years after Londoners got the Tube and Parisians a Metro, Dubliners are set to get their own underground public transport system.’
- ‘On the top of the viaduct, to my surprise I found a leafy pedestrian boulevard down which lots of Parisians were taking an afternoon walk.’
- ‘The fortysomething couple were perfectly dressed for a Paris weekend - chinos, sporty anoraks - but clearly not equipped to meet the Parisians.’
- ‘Thousands of Parisians traditionally collect on the tree-lined boulevard in the centre of the French capital on New Year's Eve.’
- ‘How would you like to sweep through the centre of Paris with a police motorbike escort stopping the traffic, and the oh-so-cool Parisians lining the pavements to cheer your passing?’
- ‘Ferguson might not be ready to give up on the 25-year-old Parisian, who had a brief spell on loan at Newcastle in 1999, but is considering other options.’
- ‘This well-written and interesting book explores the Parisians and their city, linking them to the revolution and later developments.’
- ‘My French aunt reports that a Quebecois movie showing in Paris was subtitled because the accent was so difficult for the Parisians to understand.’
- ‘I think that for a lot of people who think Parisians are rude, it's because they don't speak the language.’
- ‘They greet me at first with the ferocious expressions of all urban children, so much so that I begin to suspect my own motives: am I just another voyeuristic Parisian on suburban safari?’
- ‘The curly-haired, dark-eyed young Parisian who made the tall, blonde Elisabeth abandon Germany is still visible in the successful, mature painter, and he knows it.’
Late Middle English: from French parisien.
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