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  • On peut considérer 4.48 Psychose comme une pièce qui fait partie de l’art du suicide («une lettre de suicide de 75 minutes» [2]) et on peut aussi la détacher de la biographie de Kane et de la regarder comme un objet de l’art en soi.

    SARAH KANE: LA PAROLE QUI TUE, LA PAROLE QUI AFFECTE

  • I must tell you I had then what they call une position dans le monde, -- a position good enough if it was not brilliant.

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  • We were in the café, discussing my new puppy, and it seemed logical to me, as the puppy is female, to call it 'une chiotte', instead of 'un chiot'.

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  • 'Before she went out to the gardens she asked if she might borrow a -' I don't know the English word - une pelle!

    Sepulchre

  • "It's what we call une belle parole de circumstances

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  • Taking what the French call une plage de temps — beach time — is more necessary than ever and actually helps us be better human beings and professionals.

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  • Expressions la langue maternelle = mother tongue la langue verte = slang une mauvaise langue = a gossip tenir sa langue = to keep a secret donner sa langue au chat = to give up while guessing

    Words in a French Life

  • I have frequently thought that if he had made out what the French call une catalogue raisonnee of all the people who had passed under his observation, it would have afforded a very rich fund of instruction and entertainment.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • In Quatremère de Quincy's Dictionnaire his - torique de l'architecture (1783) baroque is defined as une nuance du bizarre.

    BAROQUE IN LITERATURE

  • Thus it was that my eager patron first introduced what became a wearisome tangle, lasting a whole generation, concerning my claims to a certain post, which gradually became in my life what the French call une scie, an irritating puzzle, in which I myself took no part, but which attached itself to my name.

    Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth

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