I first read A la recherche du Temps Perdus in the summer I turned 17, and I have to say, it scared the hell out of me.
I talked scandal, and was never abashed—that was more than enough to make me recherche among the matrons of the other.
They were the best we had found any where, and the most 'recherche'.
Catemara—a small stream falling into recherche Bay, in the county of Kent.
I do not know what 'recherche' is, but that is what these donkeys were, anyhow.
We had now altogether lost sight of the Archipelago of the recherche.
I have just returned from a polite and recherche party here.
The recherche de la Vrit (1674-75) was admirably written and was widely read.
Washington is the hot-bed of gayety, and general headquarters for the recherche business.
What can be more abject than the union of elaborate and recherche arrangements with an old and obvious point?
1722, from French recherché "carefully sought out," past participle of rechercher "to seek out" (12c.), from re-, here perhaps suggesting repeated activity (see re-) + chercher "to search," from Latin circare, in Late Latin "to wander hither and thither," from circus "circle" (see circus). Commonly used 19c. of food, styles, etc., to denote obscure excellence.