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A lucky find.‘one of numerous trouvailles to be gleaned from his book’
- ‘It does not mean scouring the cultural past for attractive, amusing and above all ‘accessible’ trouvailles, or retreating from reality into mysticism.’
- ‘And Oden displays a keen eye for the comic and lyric trouvailles to be reaped from them.’
- ‘He described the trouvaille as a solution found not by logical means, and one that differs completely from what is anticipated.’
- ‘The difference is that while just as real to him, Cornell used his trouvaille to create histories imagined, rather than to re-create a certain place or period of time as Benjamin did with nineteenth-century Paris.’
French, from trouver ‘find’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.