demi-, 半。monde, 世俗，社会，词源同mundane.
- demi-monde (n.)
- 1855, also demimonde, from French demi-monde "so-so society," literally "half-world," from demi- "half" + monde, from Latin mundus "world" (see mundane).
Popularized by use as title of a comedy by Alexandre Dumas fils (1824-1895). Dumas' Demi-Monde "is the link between good and bad society ... the world of compromised women, a social limbo, the inmates of which ... are perpetually struggling to emerge into the paradise of honest and respectable ladies" ["Fraser's Magazine," 1855]. Not properly used of courtesans. Compare 18th-century English demi-rep (1749, the second element short for reputation), defined as "a woman that intrigues with every man she likes, under the name and appearance of virtue ... in short, whom every body knows to be what no body calls her" [Fielding].
- 1. She's a demi - veg. She doesn't take red meat.
- 2. The demi - wolf is very alert - nothing can escape its eyes.
- 狼狗 的警惕性很高,任何风吹草动都躲不过它的眼睛.
- 3. As Hollywood's best cougar , Demi Moore has become the envy of millions.
- 4. Demi was very interested in engineering and tried to build many things.
- 5. However, on one occasion Demi noticed how the professor looked at Jo.
- 不过, 有一次迪米注意到贝教授望著乔的样子.
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