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(noun) one that has recently or suddenly risen to an unaccustomed position of wealth or power and has not yet gained the prestige, dignity, or manner associated with it

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the parvenus who had come to power in Germany

—p.236 by W.G. Sebald
6 years, 3 months ago

the transatlantic rivalry of parvenu American wealth with the titled wealth of Victorian London

—p.74 The Bellarosa Connection (35) by Saul Bellow
4 years, 2 months ago

No one could call him a parvenu. No one could dismiss him as just another entrepreneur.

—p.76 by Suat Derviş
1 year, 2 months ago

In real life, the robber-baron industrialists and financiers of Wall Street were no more aristocrats than my grandma from the shtetl. They were parvenus.

new money lol

—p.179 The Age of Acquiescence (163) by Steve Fraser
2 years, 10 months ago

Maybe, too, it was because I liked to recognize in A the “parvenu” part of myself: as a teenager I would crave dresses, records, and trips abroad, deprived of these things among friends who had them

—p.22 by Annie Ernaux
7 months ago

Only old Catherine Mingott, with her absence of moral prejudices and almost parvenu indifference to the subtler distinctions

—p.66 The Age of Innocence (1) by Edith Wharton
8 months, 2 weeks ago

the parvenu and snobbish Verdurin salon

nouveau riche basically

—p.11 The Concert Hall (7) by n+1
3 years, 2 months ago