connoisseur


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Synonyms for connoisseur

Synonyms for connoisseur

an expert able to appreciate a field

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I am a connoisseur," said he, taking another cigarette from the box--his fourth--and lighting it from the stub of that which he had finished.
You would only have made a better or worse portrait with a background which every connoisseur would give a different reason for or against.
Oh, the first favourable day I will tell you; but, whatever you do, let nobody help you, and don't confide your secret to any one in the world; do you see, a connoisseur by merely looking at the bulb would be able to distinguish its value; and so, my dearest Rosa, be careful in locking up the third sucker which remains to you.
Pickup and his pupils a complete monopoly of all the profit which could be extracted, in their line of business, from the feebly-buttoned pocket of the patron, and the inexhaustible credulity of the connoisseur.
Tollmidge, related, it is said, to the late well-known connoisseur, Lord Lydiard.
Obedient Polly went through the room several times, apparently examining the pictures with the interest of a connoisseur, and trying not to hear the mild prattle of the pair on the round seat.
The house was just covered with ivy and there was a most delightful old garden--"and," added the Story Girl, with the joy of a connoisseur who has found a rare gem, "the sweetest little story connected with it.
The landscape is a genuine Corot, and, though a connoisseur might perhaps throw a doubt upon that Salvator Rosa, there cannot be the least question about the Bouguereau.
He wore expensive clothes; and was a connoisseur in starvation.
The dinner was as choice as the china, in which Stepan Arkadyevitch was a connoisseur.
I am quite charmed,' said the father rising, and walking slowly to and fro--stopping now and then to glance at himself in the mirror, or survey a picture through his glass, with the air of a connoisseur, 'that we have had this conversation, Ned, unpromising as it was.
He says: "In that company of seventy-six persons, who attempted, in 1848, to escape from the District of Columbia in the schooner Pearl, and whose officers I assisted in defending, there were several young and healthy girls, who had those peculiar attractions of form and feature which connoisseurs prize so highly.
I had shown it to the best connoisseurs in Heidelberg, and they all said it was an antique.
Search was made for it in the hut, but it was nowhere to be found; and it was strongly suspected that it had been purloined by some of the connoisseurs from the other side of the river.
And they are supposed to be connoisseurs of this sort of thing); but in the weather the disadvantages of the system are more apparent.