Definition of 'pas'
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A pas de deux of our more humane age. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A pas de deux of our more humane age. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The male guests doubtless committed faux pas en masse in their morning dress. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one wanted to commit a faux pas. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The moment of the great pas de deux arrived. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)The central pas de deux is a grand display of lush ardour and glittering presentation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Others leave you alone unless you make a faux pas. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was the master of the faux pas. The Sun (2015)It could be the lack of pink satin ribbons to tie round my ankle for the pas de deux. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The faux pas was glossed over. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The Duchess could commit a faux pas on a walkabout. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the more they worry about it, the more they tend to make a faux pas. The Sun (2011)I do not wish to commit a faux pas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Painting and photography have long danced a pas de deux, yet painting has consistently been accorded the lead role. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And the pas de deux? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Caught in the act of translation, a translator may seem to be engaged in a pas de deux with the source text. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Well, you're stuck between a rock and a faux pas. The Sun (2011)But if there was a faux pas, why not by the Duchess rather than her fellow guest? Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the bedroom pas de deux, it has to be like you're doing it for the first time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not only does he walk the wire, he dances on it, performing a graceful pas de deux with death. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These fashion faux pas may sound toasty warm and indeed dilute the wind chill somewhat, but here's the thing. The Sun (2007)One or two slightly hairy moments in the big pas de deux might have come from nerves at dancing'with the boss '. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He once - and only once - made the classic faux pas of being rather too nice to another woman in my presence. The Sun (2009)The emphasis is firmly on 19th-century favourites, with each excerpt built round a grand pas de deux framed by the corps de ballet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My biggest fashion faux pas is all the times I've worn fur around my neck. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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