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A fashionable upper-class young woman, especially one living in London.‘it is hard to pity those Sloanes who have fallen on hard times’
- ‘Repeat after me, Guy: velour is for girlies, caps are for Sloanes, and you should never, ever wear a tracksuit with normal shoes.’
- ‘I'd ban those mustard-coloured corduroys that Sloanes wear with stripy blue shirts and tweed jackets.’
- ‘What we saw in the press and on our TV screens were the faces of Britain's landed gentry, ex-public school boys, and upper-class checked-shirt Sloane types who have turned to aggression and violence to protect their cause.’
- ‘Be it baby boomers, punk, new romantics, Generation X, Sloanes, yuppies, bohos - I was too young/too old/too middle-class/too heterosexual/too poor or too rich to join in the fun.’
- ‘But real Sloanes are too busy holding down jobs at Foxtons to hunt foxes.’
- ‘Chicken Caesar salad has become a cop-out main course for dieting Sloanes who leave the croutons, but it shouldn't be.’
- ‘It's called Chelsea but it's of multiple themes and far from the Sloane range.’
- ‘Her voice is particularly attractive: fluted and clear, kinder than the hard-edged Sloane of caricature and, most importantly, never sneering.’
- ‘A few short years ago they were just another set of superannuated Sloanes.’
- ‘But evidence suggests that in the world of business she is anything but a dizzy Sloane.’
- ‘In my opinion that's about average for a meal in York, but my brain adds on the taxi fare back home which takes Sloanes into slightly expensive territory.’
- ‘Her early taste in clothing, all Sloane set ruffles and tweeds, was conventional.’
- ‘Smith has since left the county and joined Middlesex, a little closer to the Mayfair restaurants and Sloanes he adores.’
- ‘To my ear, Zellweger's Sloane is less perfect than Paltrow's snooty home counties in Emma.’
- ‘You remember that jolly Sloane with the vulgar laugh, the velvet bow in her hair, who on her trips to the races with Diana used to poke passers-by in the bottom with her umbrella?’
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