She is a fair vision, the beau idéal of a poet's first mistress; but has few mortal lineaments.
His flight was the beau idéal of ease and gracefulness—for in this no bird can equal the kite.
He has not used Buddhism either as a bugbear or as a beau idéal.
Of course their beau idéal in ecclesiastical action was a board of safe, sound, sensible men.
The Mississippi is the beau idéal of rivers in regard to navigable facilities.
Indoors, the quaint old house now looked simply picturesque, and Mrs. Jones the beau idéal of a cheery old hostess.
With his throat open, and his loose black handkerchief, he was the beau idéal of a handsome sailor.
He was the beau idéal of the soldier-monk, and the true embodiment of a spirit of chivalry which was fast passing away.