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[pwah-rey; French pwa-re] /pwɑˈreɪ; French pwaˈrɛ/
[pawl] /pɔl/ (Show IPA),
1879–1944, French fashion designer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Poiret claimed that it was a spider, the teacher, thought it might be a caterpillar.

  • Theyre right when they say Well, Poiret,hmnot before the ladies.

    Three Plays by Brieux Eugne Brieux
  • It was taken for granted that Poiret would not be replaced, and that would be a retrenchment.

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
  • They all depart except Phellion and Poiret, who are left alone.

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
  • Well, young Poiret junior, you see,—all these gentlemen understand me.

    Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
  • "I knew how it would end," remarked that lady, addressing Poiret.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • "But the poor lady has had no dinner," said Poiret, with piteous entreaty.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • And that old witch of a Michonneau goes and takes Poiret with her!

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • "I'm afraid Poiret came while we were out," said Clapart to his wife.

    A Start in Life Honore de Balzac

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