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  • I suppose this could be called jamais vu, meaning "never seen" in reference to my missing day, But jamais vu is actually reserved for that weird feeling of catching your own reflection in a mirror and momentarily failing to recognize yourself.

    Ingredient: Dry Vermouth

  • They experience what psychologists call jamais vu, a French term for "never seen," Reddout said.

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  • If you wanted to say never would you replace pas with "jamais" ou "rien".

    frimousse - French Word-A-Day

  • When I heard the word "jamais," I believed I should live to see Italy at Rome, but hardly so soon. '

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1

  • "Non, je ne suis jamais fidèle!" he boasts, and his eyes brighten like a predator having zeroed in on his proie.

    Carte de Fidelite - French Word-A-Day

  • A new book, "Les étés meurtriers: Les politiques ne prennent jamais de vacances" Career-killing summers: Politicians are never really on holiday by political journalists Jérôme Chapuis and Yaël Goosz, now reveals how a career can be made or wrecked during parliamentary recess.

    Hitting the Summer Highways in France

  • But when his interviewer, imagining perhaps that these are unusual attitudes, asks him if he'll try to make peace with his compatriots, Amis replies: Je n'ai jamais eu de problèmes avec les 'Anglais'.

    Cursing one's homeland before fleeing overseas, Martin Amis, is a cliche

  • Le Père Noël ne fait jamais de réveillon dans sa maison, car il rentre au mois de mai; ce n'est plus la saison.

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  • ~~~~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~~~~~~ le beau-frère (m) = brother-in-law; il rayonne = he is radiant, he shines; ils le méritent = they deserve it; à jamais = forever

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  • "Papa, est-ce que t'as jamais voté pour quelqu'un qui n'a pas gagné?"

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