"Brave Old Salt," as Somers always called him, was our young officer's beau-ideal of a naval commander.
From that day Stuart was Bivens's beau-ideal of a gentleman.
An English country gentleman was his beau-ideal of happiness and contentment.
A potato-paring and a true heart are your beau-ideal for this world.
He found his beau-ideal in Jacintha, who had besides a fortune of £30,000.
Nothing too much; nothing lacking—just the beau-ideal of a bachelor's parlor.
About this period the study of the beau-ideal received some accession, by means of the casts with which the academy was supplied.
He seems, indeed, to be the delight of humankind, as their beau-ideal of human nature.
It is surprising that this beau-ideal should have remained spouseless for two years after coming into his estate.
The Grey House was low, rambling, picturesque; the beau-ideal of a happy, hospitable old English home.
1801, from French beau idéal "the ideal beauty, beautifulness as an abstract ideal," in which beau is the subject, but as English usually puts the adjective first, the sense has shifted in English toward "perfect type or model."