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  • I had been upstairs folding clothes when I heard the excited aboiements* ... which I thought to be coming from the field, where hunting season is underway; of the barking, I remember thinking: "les chiens de chasse ont dû trouver leur proie".

    une plaie - French Word-A-Day

  • Here, on an ancient flower farm where chatty chickens ( "Queenie" and "Firelighter") are home on the range, a charcoal cat named Cabas* (kah-ba) warms to me via a purr and a proie.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • I had been upstairs folding clothes when I heard the excited aboiements*... which I thought to be coming from the field, where hunting season is underway; of the barking, I remember thinking: "les chiens de chasse ont dû trouver leur proie".

    une plaie - French Word-A-Day

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

    French Word-A-Day:

  • For Racine's most famous couplet, "Ce n'est plus une ardeur dans mes veines cachée/C'est Vénus toute entière à sa proie attachée," Hughes has the less memorable "No longer a fever in my veins, Venus has fastened on me like a tiger."

    Helen Mirren Breathes Passion

  • Here, on an ancient flower farm where chatty chickens ("Queenie" and "Firelighter") are home on the range, a charcoal cat named Cabas* (kah-ba) warms to me via a purr and a proie.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Silencieusement, dans l'obscurité de la forêt, Haku et Zabuza traquaient leur proie.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Et plus tard, quand la vie, en proie à la tempête, 15

    Souvenir

  • The 2d person singular present middle proie in Job 7: 19 is doubtless formed on the analogy of lue, but might be reached from proiesai by loss of s and contraction.

    A Grammar of Septuagint Greek

  • In "Sapho" she is the everyday "Venus toute entière à sa proie attachée," and she has all the brutality and all the clinging warmth of the flesh; vice, if you will, but serious vice, vice plus passion.

    Plays, Acting and Music A Book Of Theory

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