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[byan-vuh-ny] /byɛ̃ vəˈnü/
adjective, French.
Origin of bienvenu
literally, well arrived Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The next morning at sunrise Monseigneur bienvenu was strolling in his garden.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • In a low stage of civilization Monseigneur bienvenu would have had small chance of reaching middle life.

    The Destiny of Man John Fiske
  • A good biography is ever welcome; and if it be the biography of a good and a great man, the cordiality of the bienvenu is doubled.

  • Thus Monseigneur bienvenu also had his hour of party spirit, his hour of bitterness, his cloud.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Monseigneur bienvenu listened in some astonishment to this language, which was very new to him.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Still, no bones were broken and he shook Paul's hand and said bienvenu!

    Painted Veils James Huneker

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