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  • n. Plural form of faineant.

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Examples

  • C'est connu, si les faineants mettaient autant d'energie dans leur boulot que dans les recherches qu'ils font pour ne pas travailler ...

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  • Je n'ai pas joué les faineants pendant 4 ans, je me leve tous les jours a 8h00 mais c vrai que ce n'est pas pareil que si j'avais un rythme de vie bien definie par un emploi du temps specifique!!

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  • I've been a horrible _faineant_, the last of _faineants_.

    A Spirit in Prison

  • The effect of this immurement was soon visible; the Manchu rule, which was emphatically a rule of the sword, was rapidly so weakened that the emperors became no more than rois faineants at the mercy of their ministers.

    The Fight for the Republic in China

  • I can endure gossip for old people who cannot employ themselves, and must talk, and have nothing to talk of but their neighbours; but only think of those wretched faineants who go chattering on, wasting their own time and other people's, doing no good on the face of the earth, and a great deal of harm. '

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  • Its chiefs, the successive occupants of the throne, never sank into mere weaklings or faineants, never shut themselves up in their seraglios, or ceased to take a leading part, alike in civil broils, and in struggles with foreign rivals.

    The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia The History, Geography, And Antiquities Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Parthia, And Sassanian or New Persian Empire; With Maps and Illustrations.

  • The hero carries home the trophy of his prowess [37], and his wife, springing from her tent, utters a long shrill scream of joy, a preliminary to boasting of her man's valour, and bitterly taunting the other possessors of _noirs faineants_: the derided ladies abuse their lords with peculiar virulence, and the lords fall into paroxysms of envy, hatred, and malice.

    First Footsteps in East Africa

  • Zoubor: "ces types sont des blablateux congenitaux et des faineants, sinon des ..."

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  • The hero carries home the trophy of his prowess37, and his wife, springing from her tent, utters a long shrill scream of joy, a preliminary to boasting of her man’s valour, and bitterly taunting the other possessors of noirs faineants: the derided ladies abuse their lords with peculiar virulence, and the lords fall into paroxysms of envy, hatred, and malice.

    First footsteps in East Africa

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