Par-Don


Par-Don
n.
A person who splits his or her time between Paris and London.
Example Citation:
So, how to mark an end to our wonderful time in this fair city? We could think of no better way than an intimate dinner with BFF at our favourite cocktail/Asian venue: Zuma in Knightsbridge. The topic of most of the evening's conversation was our forthcoming new status as a Par-Don: a new breed of people splitting their lives between London and Paris. Terrible name, but a concept we like lots.
—Patito, " A Zuma-tastic farewell to London: http://theprodigalguide.com/2010/08/25/a-zuma-tastic-farewell-to-london/," The Prodigal Guide, August 25, 2010
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They are the Par-Dons, a new generation of people who split their lives between London and Paris for work, study or simply to get the best of both worlds. Figures show the number adopting this sophisticated lifestyle increased by 17 per cent in the first half of this year compared with last...Another high-profile Par-Don resident is designer Giles Deacon, who lives in Islington but moved his studio to Paris and shows there.
—Genevieve Roberts, " Big rise in number of people splitting their lives between Paris and London: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23862918-big-rise-in-number-of-people-splitting-their-lives-between-paris-and-london.do," The Evening Standard, August 3, 2010
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  • par|don|er — «PAHR duh nuhr, PAHRD nuhr», noun. 1. a person who pardons or forgives. 2. a church official charged with the granting of indulgences in the Middle Ages, in return for offerings made to the church …   Useful english dictionary

  • par|don — «PAHR duhn», noun, verb. –n. 1. forgiveness; passing over an offense without punishment: »Pardon for his hasty remark was all the boy asked. SYNONYM(S): absolution, amnesty. 2. excuse or toleration: »I beg your pardon, but I didn t hear you. 3.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • par´don|a|ble|ness — par|don|a|ble «PAHR duh nuh buhl», adjective. that can be pardoned; excusable: »It gives me a feeling of pardonable importance (George W. Curtis). I dare say your daughter is pardonable (Jane Porter). –par´don|a|ble|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • par|don|a|ble — «PAHR duh nuh buhl», adjective. that can be pardoned; excusable: »It gives me a feeling of pardonable importance (George W. Curtis). I dare say your daughter is pardonable (Jane Porter). –par´don|a|ble|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • par|don|a|bly — «PAHR duh nuh blee», adverb. in a manner admitting of pardon …   Useful english dictionary

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  • un|par´don|a|ble|ness — un|par|don|a|ble «uhn PAHR duh nuh buhl», adjective. not pardonable; that cannot be pardoned: »an unpardonable offense or mistake, an unpardonable offender. According to the Bible, the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is the unpardonable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|par|don|a|ble — «uhn PAHR duh nuh buhl», adjective. not pardonable; that cannot be pardoned: »an unpardonable offense or mistake, an unpardonable offender. According to the Bible, the sin of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost is the unpardonable sin.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tout com|pren|dre, c'est tout par|don|ner — «too kn prahn druh, seh too par d NAY», French. to understand all is to forgive all …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|par|don|a|bly — «uhn PAHR duh nuh blee», adverb. beyond pardon or forgiveness: »to be unpardonably rude …   Useful english dictionary