Here, alas, a covetous rat made a bonne bouche of the bon mot—perhaps it is as well!
A bon mot which was carefully copied into The English Mercury.
There was a bon mot, which blazed with all the soft brilliancy of sheet lightning.
The Earl answered by a bon mot, and turned to a bust of Caracalla.
A bon mot of a pretty and sarcastic lady, at the expense of both of them, is now going the round of the gossipping circles.
It seems reasonable to give Fontenelle credit for this bon mot.
His life was often in danger, but his ready wit always saved it, and it was said that one bon mot would preserve him for a month.
The bon mot I was about to utter apropos of an opera I had never heard has left my mind entirely.
Does not Talleyrand say that he who can suppress a bon mot deserves canonization?
It was a bon mot that Maximilian had always enjoyed, it being his own, but this time he was most zealously in earnest.