noting an artist, architect, or the like, not competing or not qualified to compete for the prizes in an exhibit or competition.
noting or pertaining to a work or project submitted by such a person to an exhibit or competition.
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How to use hors concours in a sentence
H'm, I met a "hors concours" who knew, and I was quite prepared to witness a scene when I came in here.Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter | August Strindberg
The sculptured groups would be received any day hors concours in the Salons for their technique only.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah | William G. Burn Murdoch
Lenbach had not only an eye and a hand, but likewise elbows and a tongue which placed him hors concours.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 3 (of 4) | Richard Muther
The Germans as unconscious humorists maintain their supremacy hors concours.
The greater number were hors concours, for Alphonsine's was to the aged courtesan what Chelsea Hospital is to the aged soldier.Memoirs of My Dead Life | George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for hors concours
(of an artist, exhibitor, etc) excluded from competing
without equal; unrivalled
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