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  • If you missed Clive's column and would like to read it, entrez-vous .

    Shoot to Kill, Shoot to Thrill

  • Here's a study on PubMed which found a 4-6% rate of complete condom failure: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?

    What's the Connection?: World AIDS Day 2006, Part One

  • C'est une regle a respecter si un jour vous entrez dans ma chambre et que mon lit n'est pas fait, c'est qu'il s'y trouve surement un chat que je ne voulais pas deranger!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • "I could not be more serious if you really had got killed, Poddy," and again he stroked the emblem of his _entrez_ to the social functions of

    Every Man for Himself

  • It must be an organized gang, for all the crimes have been so strangely similar, occurring to three men who are friends, and entrez nous, notorious for their peccadilloes.

    The Voice on the Wire

  • To live according to nature he built, in his story, the abbey of Thélème, a sort of hedonist's or anarchist's Utopia where men and women dwell together under the rule, "Do what thou wilt," and which has over its gates the punning invitation: "Cy entrez, vous, qui le saint evangile en sens agile annoncez, quoy qu'on gronde."

    The Age of the Reformation

  • "Entrez, entrez -- de la part de Dieu -- all is yours!"

    A Heroine of France

  • The first two bars of the Fantaisie describe these rappings, just as the third and fourth stand for Chopin's musical invitation, entrez, entrez!

    Chopin : the Man and His Music

  • Monsieur: excusez-moy! si ie ne scay pas si bien dire, &c., toutesfois pour vous obeyr, &c., & autres semblables ennuyeuses and sottes trainees de paroles; mais entrez promptement en matiere tant que faire se pourra auec vne hardiesse moderee: Et puis poursuiuez, sans vous troubler, iusques a la fin.

    George Washington's Rules of Civility

  • "Enfin vous entrez dans la voie des aveux," said Peter.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box

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  • Even when referring to the imperative, Artoparts was not wrong in what he/she wrote. It is still the 2nd person plural (or formal) form. The imperative mood also has person as a category, including 1st and 3rd persons (though these are usually expressed in English with the verb "let"): "Let's go!" "Let them rejoice!"

    January 22, 2009

  • Although imperative and indicative entrez are identical in form, the difference is tentatively established by several verbs that do have different forms, such as soyez ~ êtes. The imperative and indicative are usually the same in the singular too, though written differently: entres ~ entre.

    Alternatively, we could treat preposed vous as the affix it in fact is, and say the imperative is unprefixed ɑ~tre whereas the indicative is prefixed vuzɑ~tre.

    January 22, 2009

  • The word as used in response to a knock on the door is actually in the imperative mood. (Ooh, Matron!)

    January 22, 2009

  • 1) Entrez - French second person plural (or formal) form of the verb "to enter", meaning literally "come in". 2) Global web portal link that allows users to search health sciences databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. NCBI

    January 22, 2009