demi Monde


proper use? appropriate usage?

See example:

He displayed an unhealthy fealty to the thrills of the demi Monde.
asked Nov 19 '12 at 21:19 Michael E Burns New member

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I agree with Tolley.  I have a fairly strong vocabulary and had to look up “demi Monde.”  The information I found tells me that demimonde and demimondaine were terms used in the 1800s and became obsolete about a hundred years ago.  It may be terminology you might use if you are writing a story that takes place in that time.  Remember that your readers will not know these words until you explain the meaning.  I’m not sure that the word fealty matches up with the same time period though.  We don’t have lords in the US.  Were people still swearing fidelity to their lords in the 1800s?   Average readers won't necessarily understand fealty, either. 


Having said that, would a person have a fealty toward thrills?

link comment answered Nov 20 '12 at 00:56 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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