Sober and sedate: stories which would have outraged their douce minds
More example sentences
- In douce Edinburgh, though, I noted the reason that betting shops will never go away: two grown men roaring at the screen as their fancies competed in a race 400 miles away.
- In the douce world of English cricket, mind you, a raised eyebrow or overly-penetrating stare at an umpire can invoke disgusted letters to the broadsheets.
- Filled with almost 300 neo-classical monuments, it is avowedly anti-modernist, its douce landscape and harmonious architecture luring in the audience before hitting them with unexpected, pithy punchlines.
Middle English (in the sense 'pleasant, sweet'): from Old French dous, douce, from Latin dulcis 'sweet'.
Definition of douce in:
- The US English dictionary