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  • Porcon partit, mais il ne fit qu'_à contre-coeur_ au roi les _propositions_ du dey, et il les aurait vues à regret _acceptées_.

    French Conversation and Composition Harry Vincent Wann

  • Mere constancy over time is not enough because “a fulfillment of on obligation contre-coeur is devoid of love and cannot be identified with fidelity” (Marcel

    Gabriel (-Honoré) Marcel Treanor, Brian 2004


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