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  • n  overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

  • The camera here (mainly manned by cinematographer Christopher Doyle) monitors their hearts like a fond lover, capturing Gong's fire-and-ice hauteur, Faye Wong's elfin radiance .
  • She was usually cast in period pieces that emphasized her glamour and hauteur; often she stepped into roles made famous by earlier movie legends.
  • There's more hauteur than heat in the way they interact, and the tenor of Frears' film and Christopher Hampton's script tends to the dispassionate, much like Colette's writing.

  • Jane Mayer in Daily Star - Lebanon
    Mayer, who was in the room when Addington testified, said "I ...... was struck by his utter contempt for both the Congressional panel that was quizzing him, and the gathering press." "He evidently thought hauteur was the way to win the day,...
  • Hubert Védrine in New York Times
    Obama keeps a distance and has a kind of hauteurwith European leaders, Mr. Védrine said.
  • Josef Joffe in Bloomberg
    If we could consult Dr. Freud again,Joffe writes, "he would take a deep drag on his cigar and pontificate about inferiority feelings being compensated by hauteur and disparagement."

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