tout ensemble

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv tout ensemble with everything considered (and neglecting details) "altogether, I'm sorry it happened","all in all, it's not so bad"
    • n tout ensemble a total impression or effect of something made up of individual parts
    • n tout ensemble an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tout ensemble general appearance or effect
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. ensemble, together—L. in, in, simul, at the same time.

Usage

In literature:

Their beauty was Grecian, their deformity Egyptian, their tout ensemble French.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
Mrs. G. W. was tastefully dressed in a 'tout ensemble,' and was greeted with deafening applause wherever she went.
"Sketches New and Old, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Nous etions tres, tres bien ensemble, tout le temps ensemble et je l'aimais... tant.
"Histoires grises" by E. Edouard Tavernier
His dress, his look, his tout ensemble, are those of the London man.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Dignity did not become her tout ensemble.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
L'ensemble a ete, tout balance, reconnu satisfaisant.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim
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In science:

Zygmund, Sur une fonction qui est discontinue sur tout ensemble de puissance du continu, Fund.
Algebrability, non-linear properties, and special functions
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