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beaux yeux

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Pronunciation: /bəʊz ˈjəː
 
, boz jœ/

Definition of beaux yeux in English:

plural noun

literary
1Beautiful eyes: people will flock around you for the sake of your beaux yeux
More example sentences
  • I might add that she had darkened her own beaux yeux until she looked as if she had been in a street brawl.
1.1Favourable regard: she’d give up an evening for the pleasure of obliging Canon Wheeler for his beaux yeux
More example sentences
  • It was not so much that he minded parting with money as that the request was a blow to the cherished illusion that everything was done out of pure admiration for his personality, just for his beaux yeux.

Origin

French.

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