Definition of d'oeuvre:
Usage examples of d'oeuvre:
Accordingly, a week later Jacqueline, seated on the wooden- horse used for this purpose, had the satisfaction of assuring herself that her habit, fitting marvelously to her bust, showed not a wrinkle, any more than a 'gant de Suede' shows on the hand; it was closely fitted to a figure not yet fully developed, but which the creator of the chef- d'oeuvre deigned to declare was faultless.- "Jacqueline, v1", Th. Bentzon (Mme. Blanc).
There is hardly a piece of furniture that is not interesting, alike from an historic and artistic point of view, whilst some are chefs- d'oeuvre both in design and execution, and dazzlingly rich in material.- "Holidays in Eastern France", Matilda Betham-Edwards.
From her end of the table, she saw them apparently safely launched in conversation over the hors- d'oeuvre, took a look at them during the soup to see that all was still well, then let herself be beguiled into a conversation with John Williamson, whom she liked as well as Martin did Violet.- "The Real Adventure", Henry Kitchell Webster.