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  • "Qui ne se donne loisir d'avoir soif, ne saurait prendre plaisir à boire."

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  • Likewise, the word "s'egarer" is connected to Saint-Exupery's "Le Petit Prince", where in Chapter 2 the narrator describes his first meeting with his little friend: "...mon petit bonhomme ne me semblait ni égaré, ni mort de fatigue, ni mort de faim, ni mort de soif, ni mort de peur...un enfant perdu au milieu du desert."

    s'egarer - French Word-A-Day

  • He told Komer to act as his special assistant and to do everything that Bundy had done, but not tell anybody he was doing soif it got in the newspapers, it would be all over between them.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • It's impossible to know what percentage of these disaffected voters would actually make good on their threat - or juststay home on Election Day - but they would be less likely to do soif their concerns were completely vetted and allayed, instead of swept under the rug and ignored.

    Should Hillary Clinton Drop Out? Maybe She Should ... Maybe She Shouldn't.

  • Pete, the future Pop Idol judge, was even then uniquely gifted at doing soif not yet the slick, sophisticated industry figure he would become.

    A Question of Honour

  • Heureux ceux qui ont faim et soif de la justice, car ils seront rassasiés!

    Sermon sur la montagne

  • After three or four soif pleas, I became concerned that the other moviegoers would put their sweet popcorn aside, pull out their portable phones, and dial Allô Enfance Maltraitée.

    Words in a French Life

  • Vous pouvez croire en Dieu de deux façons, ou comme la soif croit à l'orange, ou comme l'âne croit au fouet.

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  • Certains ont soif de vengeance, d'autres recherchent leur salut.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • On n'a jamais aussi soif qu'après avoir traversé un désert qui n'existe pas.

    la soif - French Word-A-Day

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  • french for thirst. i always thought it sounded sort of parched.

    April 18, 2009