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boh hee mee uhn

  • n  a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
  • n  a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
  • a  of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people
  • s  unconventional in especially appearance and behavior
    a bohemian life style

  • He did a deeply American thing: he took a bohemian subculture and infused it with the hard edged, competitive ethos of capitalism.
  • Like Rybakov himself, Sasha Pankratov, the student hero of Arbat, lived in the capital's bohemian Arbat district during the '30s.
  • An ardent believer in the virtue of the bourgeois bohemian, Brooks regards the age of the bourgeois-bohemian as the end of history.
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  • Ben Elton in International Herald Tribune
    They are very much my generation,the 47-year-old Elton says. "I left home when I was 16 to go away to college to study drama, and the very week I left, Queen went to No. 1 with 'Bohemian Rhapsody.' ......but I certainly didn't pursue them...
  • Robert Redford in Seattle Times
    At 18, I went to the University of Colorado. I was asked to leave after a year. I went to Europe to study art,Redford says during an interview at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. "I was living a very Bohemian life with a lot of other students. They...

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