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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Definitions for douce

  1. Sedate; modest; quiet.

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Citations for douce
“So should I have been, in my interview with Sir Thomas— how shall I put it— more douce?” Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
Port Glasgow is to the east of Greenock, Gourock to the west. The latter town combines a douce middle-class residential area and a Ken MacLeod. Edited by Gardner Dozois, The Year's Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection
Origin of douce
1275-1325
Douce comes from the French word of the same spelling meaning "sweet." It became widely used in English after it was used in the Chanson of Roland, a epic poem written about Charlemagne.