- French (à la) diable, from diable ("devil"), from Old French. (Wiktionary)
- French (à la) diable, from diable, devil, from Old French; see diablerie. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Eleonora Karpovna had most likely in her first youth been possessed of what the French for some unknown reason call beauté du diable, that is to say, freshness; but when I made her acquaintance, she suggested involuntarily to the mind a good-sized piece of meat, freshly laid by the butcher on”
“And he almost wept at hearing the Spaniard, with his ready, enthusiastic speech, lauding the departed "diable," graphically setting forth the way in which his great genius was going to take the world when his turn should come.”
“Indeed, he had never felt so small, for not only was the captain a man of superb proportions and conspicuous bearing, but he possessed, in spite of his fiery hair and fierce moustache, that beaute de diable which is at once threatening and imposing.”
“We got into a 'diable', a sort of vehicle then very fashionable, and at eleven o'clock in the morning we were introduced to the duchess.”
“The whole was bound by a thick, rich "diable" seafood broth that was slightly sweet and carried a surprisingly aggressive - to me, pitch-perfect - twitch of heat. l'Ambroisie, Paris, France”
“C´est à se demander: dans ce cas, que fait-il encore au pouvoir, que diable, si personne ne lui fait confiance et qu´apparemment il ne sait pas choisir les hommes qu´il faut pour obtenir des résultats satisfaisants à sa politique?”
“Translated Short Fiction: Des choses fragiles (Fragile Things, collection), Neil Gaiman (Au diable vauvert)”
“Some call it monkey mind, others le diable, * either way a reeling, ego-focused mind is hell on earth.”
“So if you remove or diable cookies, doubleclick will come right back as soon as you visit Google and you'll need to go and opt out again.”
“Passé simple et participe passé de hang sauf dans le sens d'exécuter par pendaison ou dans l'expression idiomatique I'll be hanged if I know : le diable m'emporte si je le sais.”
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From Notre Dame de Paris by good ole Victor Hugo. (Also called The Hunchback of Notre Dame.)
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