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Sample sentences for the GRE study word connoisseur

connoisseur can be used as a noun

1.He was a connoisseur of painting. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.The connoisseur peers along the exhibition-gallery with half-shu. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
3.Sviazhsky, as a connoisseur in the latest mechanical improvements, appreciated everything fully. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.The lack of such a hand explains why the esthetic, the artistic-minded and the connoisseur do not _create_ the beautiful things they _appreciate_. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
5.Then Sherlock Holmes cocked his eye at me, leaning back on the cushions with a pleased and yet critical face, like a connoisseur who has just taken his first sip of a comet vintage. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
6.A glance at the walls of his salon proved to Franz and Albert that he was a connoisseur of pictures. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7."And as I am a connoisseur in such things, having had a few of my own once, I estimated it at a thousand pistoles.. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.A closet was filled with wine the plate was of silver, the napery elegant a good picture hung upon the walls, a gift as Utterson supposed from Henry Jekyll, who was much of a connoisseur and the carpets were of many plies and agreeable in colour. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
9."No, excellency, no," returned the steward, with a sort of nervous trembling, which Monte Cristo, a connoisseur in all emotions, rightly attributed to great disquietude. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
10.He tried to avoid meeting musical connoisseurs or talkative acquaintances, and stood looking at the floor straight before him, listening. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
11."And so, connoisseurs in wine as we are, we have sent you some Anjou wine" said Porthos. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
12.While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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