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(noun) a brief moment of emotional excitement; shudder thrill

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frisson



These girls create a Hollywood frisson by the pool

—p.214 Ten Notes on Oscar Weekend (212) by Zadie Smith
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The pastoral eternity of this view was made poignant, all the same, by a modern frisson

—p.14 Notes on a Suicide (13) missing author
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one can't help but experience a puritanical frisson

on Mad Men

—p.146 The Perverse Allure of Messy Lives (145) by Katie Roiphe
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there is a certain frisson in seeing a major Hollywood film refusing to unequivocally condemn terrorism

—p.165 Dis-identity Politics (165) by Mark Fisher
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Around the table the women of the admin pool talked about the engineers, their primary antagonists as well as the main source of frisson in the office

—p.124 by Lydia Kiesling
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Over the years, the rise of the far right had made things a little more interesting. It gave the debates a long-lost frisson of fascism

—p.38 by Michel Houellebecq
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A frisson of euphoria and disgust

—p.128 Commodity of Doom (126) missing author
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the frisson of the two

—p.39 by Rachel Kushner
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both the emotional credibility of conventional realism and a frisson of postmodern wordply

—p.274 Paul Auster's Shallowness (265) by James Wood
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it gave me an indescribable frisson to cock a snook at the official channels

—p.421 by Helen DeWitt
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Being one of three females in the program also gave her a little frisson.

—p.146 OLIVIA VANDERGRIFF (145) by Richard Powers
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this anticommodification style would lend itself to a commodification that offered an anticommodification frisson among its features

—p.19 The Accidental Neoliberal (15) by Jedediah Purdy
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the cold frisson of Franklin morbidly displacing the erotic potential of sexual attraction

—p.28 Notes on Trap (25) by n+1
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