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[ek-si-juh nt; French eg-zee-zhahn] /ˈɛk sɪ dʒənt; French ɛg ziˈʒɑ̃/
Origin of exigeant
From French Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She had resolved from the very first not to be an exigeant wife.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope
  • It seems that as a lover he is the most exigeant of gentlemen.

    Kept in the Dark

    Anthony Trollope
  • Was his an exceptional case, or are men in general as exigeant?

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • I could not leave this most exigeant of all places this week.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope
  • Was Charles too exigeant with his demands, too chary of his daughter?

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • If he'd been imperious, exigeant, she could have gone down to meet him with her head up.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
  • They are almost to the end when the gentlemen come, but Cecil is exigeant, and the professor politely insists.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • If marriage were necessary, so be it, but it might be that the young lady would not be so exigeant.

    The Landleaguers

    Anthony Trollope
  • There were, however, other reasons which she used when all else failed to satisfy her exigeant mind.

    No Defense, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • But even duty may pall on an exigeant husband, and a man may be brought to wish that his wife would cross him.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

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