But the acuteness of the mondaine pales before that of the lover.
From the aigrette in her hair to the paste buckle on her shoe she was mondaine.
She may be no more perfectly dressed, this mondaine, than her demi-mondaine sister of Armenonville.
The mondaine Empress was at once merged in the adoring mother; her whole soul was wrapped up in the boy.
To an outsider or a mondaine, the Maidonovo routine would have seemed monotonous to a verge of imbecility.