Example sentences for: petite

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

  • The heroine of our nouvelle is Marie, a petite femme fatale from Paris.

  • Nonetheless, Daniel Ortega and the boys deserve some credit for a censorship policy that prevented their countrymen from being exposed to Oliver's Story , which they saw as an example of class betrayal (a heroic working-class girl takes a place in the ruling class) and Annie Hall (too occupied with the trivial problems of the petite bourgeoisie).

  • Chapter 5 covers Parallel Treatment, quite properly bearing down on descriptions in which “a man and his petite blonde wife” appear.

  • In a cartoon from the '50s, a slightly paunchy middle-aged man, smoking a stogie under an umbrella on the beach, tells his petite, bikini-clad secretary sitting at his feet with her typewriter, "Take a postcard, Miss Hobbs."

  • Bartoli's critics have argued that her voice is too petite to reach the outer spaces of the cathedral-like Met and that her repertoire is too narrow, fusty, and obscure.

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