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vieux jeu

/vjø ʒø/
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literally: old game
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  • She said she thought it vieux jeu, and preferred Debussy: a foolish comparison.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
  • Some one had said that she looked like the vieux jeu, idea of the queen in Hamlet.

    Pandora Henry James
  • Even the vieux jeu of the designing widow took on a certain freshness in the robust bands of Miss Rosina Filippi.

  • However, this is vieux jeu, and has nothing to do with Prague.

    From a Terrace in Prague Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
  • After all, she's a child still, and doesn't realize what vieux jeu all that sort of thing is.

    From Out the Vasty Deep Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
  • Even gallantry with its mimic of being jealous and its pretended constancy was vieux jeu.

  • It was vieux jeu, this lecturing from Alfred; at least it didn't stir him to the depths as did the burning phrases of Milt.

    Painted Veils James Huneker

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