courtesan

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courtesan

, courtezan
(esp formerly) a prostitute, or the mistress of a man of rank
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Second, he responds readily enough, after an insufficiently wary glance around him, to a request for the full story from none other than Balzac's reappearing character, the bluff Hulot frere ("'Puisque tu tires ta crampe, dis-nous ton evenement', repondit un colonel, vieux republicain qui, du beau langage et des courtisaneries imperiales, ne se souciait guere" (689)).