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  • s  lacking social polish
    too gauche to leave the room when the conversation became intimate
    their excellent manners always made me feel gauche

  • It is considered gauche to turn on a cellphone in a concert hall during performances.
  • In the present economic climate, buying a pair of shoes with a five digit price tag appears gauche.
  • The budding Remy-Linguini friendship grows naturally, without clamor or shtick--quite a feat, considering how dense and gauche the young man can be.
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  • St. Charles Parish residents meet to discuss effects of new flood maps
    Tania Dall / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @taniadall BAYOU GAUCHE, La. – With thousands of families facing a spike in flood insurance rates thanks to FEMA’s new flood insurance rate maps, a St. Charles Parish official is taking matters into his own hands. Ambitious and expected to cost about $10 million, St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan says whether or not FEMA ...
    June 12, 2013 - WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
  • Eco-Friendly Downtown Paris Hotel Reconfirms ISO 14001 Certification
    Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center a Leader in Sustainability
    June 5, 2013 - Marketwire

  • Nursultan Nazarbayev in
    The advice in relation to democratic change, some of it from individuals who had been in my country for only hours, was spectacularly gauche,Nazarbayev wrote about the experts who urged him to establish political freedoms after splitting from...
  • Bob Cousy in Boulder Daily Camera (subscription)
    Many of today's athletes feel that "if you're good and you're also gauche, you'll be even richer, even more famous," Cousy noted in a recent speech at the University of Rhode Island. "Whatever happened to our humble heroes? Would Babe Ruth -...
  • Jean-Paul Sartre in Monthly Review
    I didn't become political until last year [1971] when I understood the political significance of '68 and when I joined the GP (La Gauche Prolétarienne-a Maoist-inspired group committed to continuing the 1968 worker/student alliance),Sartre says.

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