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  • n  a class of woman not considered respectable because of indiscreet or promiscuous behavior

  • Once the adornment of gangsters, sailors and other members of the demimonde, tattoos today decorate the lower backs, arms and ankles of everyone from millionaire soccer players to .
  • Only one in five of the Algerians in Paris has regular employment; the others live in the tradition of the Paris demimonde, vociferously free, but desperately poor.
  • There's sweetness to this well-played comedy, and a smart edge to some of its observations of the gay demimonde.

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