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 Demijohn (A).Demi-rep. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Demi-monde.
 
Lorettes, courtezans. Le beau monde means “fashionable society,” and demi-monde the society only half acknowledged.   1
        “Demi-monde implies not only recognition and a status, but a certain social standing.”—Saturday Review.
 


 Demijohn (A).Demi-rep. 

 
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