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Bon vivant  n.  (pl. bons vivants)  A good fellow; a jovial companion; a free liver.

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"Bon vivant" Quotes from Famous Books

... unconsciously step by step in his fatal passion, he only became aware by accident that she nourished an ideal hero in the person of a hard, proud, middle-aged practical man of the world,—her future husband! At this picture of the late Mr. Ashwood, who had really been an indistinctive social bon vivant, his amiable relict grew somewhat hysterical. The discovery of her real feelings drove the consumptive cousin into a secret, self-imposed exile on the shores of the Pacific, where he hoped to find a grave. But the complete and sudden change of life and scene, ...
— A First Family of Tasajara • Bret Harte

Words linked to "Bon vivant" :   epicurean, foodie, gourmet, epicure, gastronome

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