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  • Il me semble avoir repris et modifier un discours d'un certain Sarkozy en supprimant un tant soit peu la condescendance suffisante du monarque francais.

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  • And, indeed, he would have committed far worse crimes than allying himself with a forger to preserve his right to mount the steps of that entrance, to hear himself announced, “Monsieur de Rubempre” at the door of the fine Louis XIV. drawing-room, decorated in the time of the grand monarque on the pattern of those at Versailles, where that choicest circle met, that cream of Paris society, called then le petit chateau.

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  • France was done by the true father of a certain monarque; that is to say, cut thy throat, to prevent thy telling of tales.

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  • Il envoya au monarque une relation, que le temps nous a conserv閑, et qui, comme la pr閏閐ente, se trouve traduite dans

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  • But the grand monarque of France was not content to tread this royal road to heaven alone.

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  • "À quoi sont destinés ces éléphants, ces armes, cet attirail de guerre et ces vaisseaux tout prêts à mettre à la voile?" demandait au roi Pyrrhus un sage confident, conseiller très prudent d'un monarque qui ne le fut guère.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • Le directeur, sachant que la meilleure excuse qu'il pût donner au grand monarque était de lui dire la vérité, alla à sa loge et lui dit; "Sire, la reine n'est pas encore rasée."

    French Conversation and Composition

  • The _grand seigneur_ of those days, the man who would not arrange the folds of his own cravat with his own hands, and who exacted an observance as punctilious from his valets as if he were the king himself, that marquis of whom the great Moliere makes such fun, the courtier whom even the _grand monarque_ liked to see ridiculed -- this man had, nevertheless, good manners.

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  • Notwithstanding this favourable circumstance, the governor, with great politeness, assured him, that had not a treaty between the nations been actually signed, he should have been under the disagreeable necessity of hanging him upon the ramparts: as it was, he must be permitted the privilege of providing him a few military attendants, who should do themselves the honour of waiting upon him, while he resided in the dominions of "the grande monarque."

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  • The Emperor was, in more ways than one, le grand monarque of Han times.

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