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The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.Benjamin Disraeli
- IPA: /'mænʧə/
- a tip, a gratuity
- 1963: Its landscape is one of inanimate monuments and buildings; near-inanimate barmen, taxi-drivers, bellhops, guides: there to do any bidding, to varying degrees of efficiency, on receipt of the recommended baksheesh, pourboire, mancia, tip. — Thomas Pynchon, V.
- 1980: We got up and Don Carlo looked critically at the money I had left on the table. ‘That is too much. A mancia of two lire. The waiter will be dissatisfied with those who leave a smaller but more rational mancia.’ ‘You disapprove of generosity? Perhaps they will call me Don Quixote della mancia.’ Neither of them thought that funny. — Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers
mancia f. (plural mance)
- tip (in a restaurant etc)
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