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  • Barnes describes how he is prone to le réveil mortel, thrust from sleep into blistering consciousness of the possibility of extinction, shouting and sweating and fearful to the core.

    Dead Right « Tales from the Reading Room

  • She told him often as a child, Je t'aime, mon cher fils, autant qu'une mère peut aimer son enfant; mais j'aime mieux que tu soit mort à mes pieds que tu commettes un péché mortel.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Cependant pendant un mois je vais risquer le tout (prison ou accident grave ou mortel) ou le rien car je me vois dans l'obligation de bosser en dehors de ma ville et il est impossible de s'y rendre autrement que par voiture.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Du moins je rappelle que la narcolepsie n'est pas mortel mais c consequences le sont.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • OF. fede, feide, faide the phrase fede mortel = ‘deadly feud' is recorded from 13th c., ad.

    languagehat.com: ODI ET AMO.

  • I did manage to improve my French reading skills by wading through several of Beauvoir's novels, including Tous les hommes sont mortel, which taught me to be less sure that immortality would be a desirable thing.

    In Another Country

  • I began with the roll-your-own type of zig-zag cigarette, figuring that I'd look more the part of the cultured Swiss-French 'alternatif' intellectual, sitting in a Fribourg cafe reading Tous les hommes sont mortel, blue smoke wreathing my head like the halo of some fallen angel.

    Smokin'!

  • C'est un peche mortel ... ni de Renan ... ni de l'Anatole France.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • However, in 1267, despite the solicitations of St. Louis, he refused to take the cross and disapproved of the Crusade of Tunis: "Je entendi que tuit cil firent péchié mortel qui li loierent l'alée" (ed. Natalis de Wailly, 262).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • She had the social gift, a subtle understanding of things worldly, the _glissey mortel n'appuyez jamais_ attitude toward life.

    The Woman Who Toils Being the Experiences of Two Gentlewomen as Factory Girls

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