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mot juste (French) (mo ʒyst) 



Word forms:   plural mots justes  (mo ʒyst) 
  1. the appropriate word or expression

Example Sentences Including 'mot juste'

It must be the mot juste after all, since his idol had seen fit to use it.
Williams Kenneth & Davies, Russell (ed.) The Kenneth Williams Diaries
It took Dennis Skinner (Lab, Bolsover), with his instinctive grasp of the mot juste , to translate this urge in words.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Other stars have tried their hand at the laboured search for the mot juste.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Searching for le mot juste , he sums it up thus: "We had 90210 and you had Degrassi.
Ottawa Sun (2003)


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