beau monde

[boh mond; French boh mawnd]
the fashionable world; high society.

1705–15; < French: literally, fine world. See beau, monde Unabridged
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beau monde (ˈbəʊ ˈmɒnd, French bo mɔ̃d)
the world of fashion and society
[C18: French, literally: fine world]

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If the drama had few charms for more thoughtful and soberminded citizens, it irresistibly attracted the beau monde.
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