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Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Definitions for milieu

  1. Environment; setting.

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Citations for milieu
These were agricultural areas, populated with prosperous farming families and rural artisans -- a completely different milieu from the Monferrands', which was more closed, more cultured, but less affluent. Antoine de Baecque and Serge Toubiana, Truffaut
Half a century later, Zacarías still remembers . . . how they all played together without distinctions or hierarchy, and how easily Ernesto related to people from different social and cultural milieux. Jorge G. Castaneda, Compañero
Origin of milieu
1795-1805
Milieu is from French, from Old French, from mi, "middle" (from Latin medius) + lieu, "place" (from Latin locus).
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