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Borrowing from French abri ("shelter"), from Old French abrier ("to shelter"), see below.


  • Here is a list of States that we will be visiting. le (la) sans-abri (sahns-ahbree) noun, masculine & feminine homeless person

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  • References: les sans-abri (mf) = the homeless; boulversé (e) = deeply upset

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  • Above all, Abbé Pierre believed in the homeless and their unspeakable living conditions; caring for the sans-abri* would be his life's mission.

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  • Listen to my daughter, Jackie, pronounce today's word and read the French headlines -- from the journal "l'Orient Le Jour": La mort de l'abbé Pierre, apôtre des sans-abri, bouleverse la France

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  • Ça ne sera pas drôle cette année pour les organisme de charité qui travaillent auprès des jeunes, des femmes battues, des sans abri...

    The Reasoning Behind the Objections to IVF

  • Attiré par le félin, Naotaka quitta son abri de fortune, et bien lui en prit: aussitôt après, l'arbre était frappé par la foudre.

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  • Un abri adquat est un besoin essentiel des humains, et un toit est l'lment fondamental de l'abri.

    Chapter 13

  • PORT, _m. _, retrait d'une côte maritime offrant aux vaisseaux un abri; ville bâtie auprès.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • Martin held out his hand until Randolph bumped into it; then they stumbled together down the rough wooden steps, pulled aside the blanket that served to keep the light in, and found themselves blinking in the low tunnel of the abri.

    One Man's Initiation—1917

  • All round red clay, out of which the abri was excavated.

    One Man's Initiation—1917


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