Thumbelina, the little maid, threw open the door of number seven with eclat.
The eclat of their reception, and the influence of the bribes, seemed to silence opposition to the scheme.
Every one was eager to get a sight of the young hero whose career had commenced with so much 'eclat'.
The eclat which the Moorish caliphs shed upon Spain from the tenth to the thirteenth century is well known.
Well, when we are altogether, I expect my tea party will go off with eclat.
The prisoners were represented by John Berwick, the engineer, who entered into their defense with much interest and eclat.
But here you would find some opportunity of appearing with eclat, and you really want it.
Why he gave battle when so little could be gained, except some eclat, I cannot tell.
There is an eclat about his words, and a brave challenging of immense odds, that is like an army with banners.
Or a commonplace woman will give a tea-party, and plume herself upon the eclat with which it went off.
1670s, "showy brilliance," from French éclat "splinter, fragment" (12c.), also "flash of brilliance," from eclater "burst out, splinter," from Old French esclater "smash, shatter into pieces," of uncertain origin, perhaps from a West Germanic word related to slit or to Old High German sleizen "tear to pieces; to split, cleave." Extended sense of "conspicuous success" is first recorded in English in 1741.