monocle monocle  /ˈmɑ nə kəl/


  • (n) lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles


  1. Boyer-esque voice, enhancing his determinedly un-American manner with a monocle and ascot tie.
  2. Undismayed, I only 'screwed' my monocle the tighter into its eye socket, and was installed, amid acclaim as Lord Rector of Glasgow University.
  3. Jenner, who has been with him for 25 years, brings him tea at 3:30 every day, sees that he quits work promptly at 4:30, says he has never seen George Arliss break a monocle.


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  1. "The money was running out," writes Amis. "The money was always running out. Its identity - the only thing it had plenty of - was patrician; its owner and editor, despite the desperate squalor of his surroundings, always wore a monocle and...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Martin Amis Source: Financial Post

  2. "There aren't many people in rock'n'roll like Bruce, with his monocle and his hats," says New Order's Peter Hook, who says Mitchell's reputation is the result of his "total unselfishness" and willingness to muck in.
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Peter Hook Source:

  3. "At 47, Una herself was still striking with her monocle, her blond bob, her leopard-print coat"; nevertheless, Radclyffe began a passionate affair with a Russian nurse.
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Radclyffe Hall Source: New Statesman

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