He was my beau ideal of a naval officer—bold and masterful, yet soft and pleasant-voiced withal when he chose to conciliate.
And there, you know who that is, that beau ideal of a hussar?
She seems to be their beau ideal, their poetry, their enthusiasm.
But knowledge, science, in the largest sense, was his beau ideal.
His beau ideal was D'Orsay, and he showed the nicest care in the choice of his clothes.
But your clown on the stage is the beau ideal of mercurial agility.
He seemed to me the beau ideal of a country gentleman: nothing less than this, and something more.
Encountered, last night, at the ball, the beau ideal of my heart.
His predecessor, in the Manchioneal district, answered perfectly to the planters' beau ideal.
He was the beau ideal of your conventional gentleman of society.