Example sentences for: parvenu

How can you use “parvenu” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • That acknowledgment having been made, I find myself continually irritated by their cavalier dismissal of everything that human beings developed in the course of history: it reflects an adolescent mentality that is scornful of anything that might have taken place before these parvenu geniuses put finger to keyboard.

  • Radio 3, the longstanding BBC station that has broadcast classical music for many years, has not been replaced by this commercial parvenu, but it should be noted that Radio 3 broadcasts classical music, while the new station is engaged in a different enterprise.

  • Her father was a parvenu who used to be a bon vivant and the enfant terrible of his clique but became a laissez-faire entrepreneur in the entrepôt business and then accepted a post as a chargé d'affaires, which entitled him to a UN laissez-passer, (working to improve detente, and rapprochement with the ancien régime), though he remained a bit of a roué, having an affaire with the au pair.

  • Shame the wine -- a parvenu Chardonnay -- proved to be a weak link.


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