Behind the forest of soigne where he now was, the fields and roads were full of running men and galloping horses.
At that time the Forest of soigne sheltered no less than eleven monastic houses in its fragrant, shadowy depths.
Inexperienced as a parent, Gissing was probably too proud: he wanted the children always to look clean and soigne.
"prepared with great attention to detail," 1821, from French soigné (fem. soignée), from past participle of soigner "to take care of," from soin "care," which is of unknown origin.