Examples of bête noire in a Sentence
a politician who is the bête noire of liberal groups
doing my own tax return is the bête noire that haunts me every April
Recent Examples of bête noire from the Web
Much as animosity toward President Donald Trump rouses Democrats, Pelosi is a bete noire for Republicans, who’ve long targeted her as the prototype of a San Francisco liberal.
Four days after McCarthy's surprise showing, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of New York - Johnson's bete noire - entered the race for the Democratic nomination.
Anticipating the challenge, Cuomo has been flexing his political muscle and firing warning shots, especially at his bete noire, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The wave of misconduct claims turned the once-ubiquitous producer into the bete noire of Hollywood and prompted many women, and some men, to come forward with their own claims against powerful men in entertainment, media and government.
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bête noire Synonyms
BÊTE NOIRE Defined for English Language Learners
: a person or thing that someone dislikes very much
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