Sunday, July 25, 2004
Definitions for beau ideal
- A perfect or an idealized type or model.
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Citations for beau ideal
Their commentaries inspired generations of schoolboys to pen compositions in praise of the Spartan lad who flinched not as the fox gnawed his vitals, and shaped the American beau ideal of the "strong silent type."
To the populace, of course, Hindenburg remains the national hero and beau ideal; nay, almost the national Messiah.
Origin of beau ideal
Beau ideal is from the French beau idéal, "ideal beauty."