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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Definitions for douce

  1. Sedate; modest; quiet.

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Citations for douce
“So should I have been, in my interview with Sir Thomas— how shall I put it— more douce?” Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Port Glasgow is to the east of Greenock, Gourock to the west. The latter town combines a douce middle-class residential area and a Ken MacLeod. Edited by Gardner Dozois, The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection
Origin of douce
Douce comes from the French word of the same spelling meaning "sweet." It became widely used in English after it was used in the Chanson of Roland, a epic poem written about Charlemagne.