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  • Pour se former une juste idee de l'influence qu'exerca cet homme sur les _caracteres_ [choses] et les idees de son temps, il faut se le representer au milieu de l'armee des croisees dans son double role de prophete et de guerrier; le pauvre hermite, vetu _du pauvre_ [de l'humble] habit gris est la plus puissant qieun roi; il est entoure _d'une_ [de la] multitude [avide] une multitude qui ne voit que lui, tandis qui lui, il ne voit que le ciel; ses yeux leves semblent dire, 'Je vois Dieu et les anges, et j'ai perdu de vue la terre!'

    Life of Charlotte Brontë — Volume 1

  • I wish I could share it with you, but then my fellow villagers might be inclined to tar and feather a certain pauvre type whomistook a certain pauvre pen-pusher for a hooker.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The hunter's comrades were so thunderstruck at the unexpected appearance of such a visitor, and his sudden retreat with "pauvre" Louisson -- the man who had been carried off -- that they for some time lost all presence of mind, and, in a state of confusion, were running to and fro, each expecting in his turn to be kidnapped in a similar manner.

    The Western World Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North and South America

  • Français · Asie du Sud: Le monde est plus pauvre sans MJ

    Global Voices in English » South Asia: The World Is Poorer Without MJ

  • Lovely photo of Braise and le pauvre puppy Smokey, such a dear brave one who is healing and has so much love surrounding him from all over the World!

    contretemps - French Word-A-Day

  • I was heartsick to hear of the attack on le pauvre petit!

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • Best wishes to le pauvre petit, and many healing thoughts are winging in his direction from northern Virginia, where the weather was bright and clear and sunny today.

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • Un livre tres sympa (est assez difficile de lire pour moi) et plein de jolies dessins en coleur comme ca. Ahhh, ma pauvre francais!

    cramer - French Word-A-Day

  • Ooh ... pauvre Smokey Dokey - as if his e-cone isn't enough!!

    enflure - French Word-A-Day

  • So spare a thought for le pauvre M François Hollande, the French socialist contender for the presidency, who dipped into the Gallic equivalent of Brewer's and pulled out… a prune.

    If you're going to quote Shakespeare, make sure you get the right one | Observer editorial

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