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a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society

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One is reminded here of the importance of the violettes de Parme in Antonie, a tale where the narcissistic dimension of the demimondaine is overwhelming.
On the backside, or north slope, of Beacon Hill, the demimondaines of drugs, art, the gay underworld, and petty crime made their homes.
The small stolid demimondaine is not dressing but undressing, carefully taking her second stocking off with outspread toes, to avoid tearing the silk, whilst holding the other in her lap.
He has imagined her as a demimondaine, wearing a blouse that came from the same imaginary boutique in which he found the green shirt in his self-portrait, and shown in complete self-possession seated in a cafe.
The demimondaine character of the women in question does not by any means lower his sense of appreciation.
Without prior knowledge of the story, it was not easy to understand that Manon intended to spend her youth in a convent and not become a demimondaine in Paris.
Her prospects dimming, she slid into the life of a demimondaine and in 1913 had a late-term abortion that nearly resulted in her death.
In paintings and photographs, women readers are still rendered in terms of the binary stereotypes of prim acolyte and randy demimondaine.
border figures able to engage in the vagaries of the marketplace without being tainted by systems of exchange" (Pascoe 48) and in the broad critiques English Eliza Lynn Linton levelled against "the Girl of the Period," the threat that demimondaine and decent bourgeoise were becoming visually indistinguishable demonstrated an alarming subversion of social value since surface and substance were thus divorced (Pascoe, "Tales for Young Housekeepers"; Boufis, "Of Home Birth and Breeding").
There she meets her namesake, KiKi de Montparnasse, an irresistible demimondaine of the thirties who was Man Ray's model and whose memoirs were published.
The discussion of this piece is equally impressive though more might perhaps have been made of one of the linchpins of Herve's comedy: in a provocative mixture of real life color with fiction, the role of the virtuous Marguerite was taken by the actress and demimondaine Blanche D'Antigny, the inspiration for Emile Zola's Nana.
Indeed, viewers were well aware that the model who had served for this piece was the celebrated demimondaine, Madame Sabatier--a fact Clesinger did little to hide, and even advertised.
The ramps and skyscrapers are an amusing echo of the demimondaine Suzy Solidor's torso in her half-length portrait of 1933 at the Musee du Chateau in Cagnes.
Now and again, the scriptwriters would contrive to have some saloon demimondaine wriggle her way onto Artie's lap.
Too stylish to be flashy, too profoundly demimondaine to need to outrage anyone, All About My Mother confirms Almodovar's remarkable self-transformation.