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  • n. Plural form of faubourg.

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  • These general symptoms which presented themselves at the moment when it was thought that the uprising had been rendered local, this fever of wrath, these sparks which flew hither and thither above those deep masses of combustibles which are called the faubourgs of Paris, — all this, taken together, disturbed the military chiefs.

    Les Miserables

  • These general symptoms which presented themselves at the moment when it was thought that the uprising had been rendered local, this fever of wrath, these sparks which flew hither and thither above those deep masses of combustibles which are called the faubourgs of Paris, -- all this, taken together, disturbed the military chiefs.

    Les Miserables, Volume V, Jean Valjean

  • Are they not innocent victims, these children, who in the faubourgs slowly die of anaemia, because bread is rare at home?

    Johann Hari: The World's First 'Terrorists'

  • Transteverin is the man of the faubourgs, its hammal is the market-porter, its lazzarone is the pegre, its cockney is the native of Ghent.

    Les Miserables

  • Faubourg Saint – Antoine, and the schools were no less moved than the faubourgs.

    Les Miserables

  • This pale child of the Parisian faubourgs lives and develops, makes connections, “grows supple” in suffering, in the presence of social realities and of human things, a thoughtful witness.

    Les Miserables

  • Any one who, like ourselves, has wandered about in these solitudes contiguous to our faubourgs, which may be designated as the limbos of

    Les Miserables

  • It is in the faubourgs, above all, we maintain, that the Parisian race appears; there is the pure blood; there is the true physiognomy; there this people toils and suffers, and suffering and toil are the two faces of man.

    Les Miserables

  • When the hour strikes, this man of the faubourgs will grow in stature; this little man will arise, and his gaze will be terrible, and his breath will become a tempest, and there will issue forth from that slender chest enough wind to disarrange the folds of the Alps. It is, thanks to the suburban man of

    Les Miserables

  • They are made almost exclusively in the faubourgs of Paris, giving employment to many women and young girls; Grenelle turns out the baudruche and

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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