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Word: milieu

Definition: social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.

Sentences Containing 'milieu'

"Instead of copying Nature," Metzinger explained circa 1909, "we create a milieu of our own, wherein our sentiment can work itself out through a juxtaposition of colors.
By bringing to the foreground the Asian commercial milieu Chaudhuri helped initiate new literatures in Asian history.
Considered to be one of the finest American short story writers, Taylor's fictional milieu is the urban South.
Extra-curricular activities, work placements in the art milieu, and other projects reached beyond the Academie's community.
He also presented cases in which a dominant paradigm had withered away because its lost credibility when viewed against changes in the wider intellectual milieu.
He had a short career as an artist under the name "Andres" but was invited by Denniz PoP to join him and its incredibly creative milieu.
His first leading role was that of Stephan in the 2000 gay milieu study "No One Sleeps".
In France and Belgium the film was released under the title "La Loi Du Milieu".
In this learned milieu, in an atmosphere of intense spiritual awareness, de Menasce converted.
It felt written for the specific press-night milieu of Stratford habitués."
Kravchenko was married to popular actor Andrei Fajt, and the couple was part of Moscow cultural milieu during the 1920s and early 30s.
Of these, many were from the Jewish intellectual milieu of New York City.
Regardless, he always saw both his beloved Texas and himself as part of the greater Southern cultural milieu.
Setting aside the stereotypes of the criminal element and the simple peasant, the films explain through their action the uneven integration of a particular population into a new milieu.
She painstakingly analyzes the spiritual and ethical milieu that led up to France’s defeat by the German army, and then addresses these issues with the prospect of eventual French victory.
The actors' memories, the underworld of Cocteau's play, and the East Village milieu become inextricably linked.
The background to Gull's work was research performed by Claude Bernard in 1855 around the concept of the Milieu intérieur and subsequently by Moritz Schiff in Bern in 1859, and who showed that thyroidectomy in dogs invariably proved fatal; Schiff later showed that grafts or injections of thyroid reversed the symptoms in both thyroidectomised animals and humans.
The eastern half, or "Milieu de Conservation" (preservation area) is not accessible to the general public.
The group largely turned its back on the student milieu, and instead focused its efforts on what has been variously called "industrial concentration" or "(point of) production work."
The independent governments, lack of censorship and diverse social and political milieu of the Islands enabled a growth in the publication of vernacular literature — often satirical and political. Most literature was published in the large number of competing newspapers, which also circulated in the neighbouring Cotentin peninsula, sparking a literary renaissance on the Norman mainland.
The Juste Milieu art movement (meaning “middle way” or “happy medium”) is a term originally used to describe a form of painting and philosophy that reconciled two dominant art movements in 19th century France between the conservative, academic artists and the independent artists known as the Impressionists.
The Krays were much feared within their milieu, and in the 1960s became celebrities in their own right, even being photographed by David Bailey and interviewed on television.
The presence of animals on E Unit has added a new calmness to E Unit's therapeutic milieu and strengthened its community spirit.
The priest and professor exerted an important influence within the specific milieu of French Catholic intellectuals, e.g., he was a close friend of the art critic :fr:Stanislas Fumet, the essayist Charles Du Bos, the philosopher Maritain, and the ill-fated writer Maurice Sachs.
The University has opened the western half of the mountain to visitors (at a fee) for hiking and cross-country skiing, as the "Milieu Naturel" (natural area).
They are a typically "Australian" rock group, with their music and their satirical, good-time image deeply rooted in the milieu of Australian suburbia, despite the fact that two key members (the O'Doherty brothers) were in fact immigrants from New Zealand.
Thus, in "Golpitha" he adapted his language to that of the red light milieu, which shocked middle class readers.
Unlike most Brazilian soap operas, América featured different styles of music for each milieu.
Valentine's Day Massacre", returned to the same milieu he had covered while working on "The Untouchables" and, concluding his list of credits was Delbert Mann's "The Pink Jungle", a tepidly reviewed 1968 comedy-adventure set in a South American jungle.
When she gave up the stage, one of the main reasons was that her husband wanted to become an MP, and her profession was not really respectable enough for such a milieu.
Wilson's mythical milieu includes significant Arthurian influence, both from Geoffrey of Monmouth (Wilson has a character by that name) and Spencer's "Faerie Queene".

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