Origin of demimonde
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He is fascinated by the demimonde and charmed by Mafia hit men.‘Exorcist’ Director William Friedkin Tells All in New Memoir|Lloyd Grove|April 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These we should now rank among the demimonde, but the Greek point of view was different from ours.Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm
I have frequently heard women of the demimonde referred to as dangerous women.The Wasted Generation|Owen Johnson
She said in French—she is weak in French—that she had been spending a Sunday afternoon in a gathering of the "demimonde."The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 4, 1886-1900|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)