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  • Je ne sais pas comment vous lisez mes notes mais je tenez a faire cette precision!!

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • Ah, tenez! when we marched to the terrible stake together at

    Roundabout Papers

  • “Mangez, donc, avec du pain!” or, “Comment est-ce que vous tenez votre fourchette?”

    Childhood

  • But, tenez, as the Comtesse of Z---- would say, I can exactly illustrate the position and attitude of the two of them from a recollection of my childhood.

    The Hohenzollerns in America

  • "And now, M'sieur, I shall take you to my house; _tenez_, figure to yourself," and he laid a fine, richly veined, strong old hand upon my arm with a charming gesture.

    Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders

  • Sur ma parole tenez bon, Belise de l'amour ne hait que le nom.

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century

  • Bien droit he has it -- tenez, mon capitaine -- here, over the left eye! ...

    The Flaming Jewel

  • I lifted the leaves, which here were not so thick as in most places, and saw a shield carved with arms, and on it the motto I knew well: "_D'Arthenay, tenez foi! _"

    Rosin the Beau

  • "_D'Arthenay, tenez foi! n'est-ce pas, monsieur? _"

    Rosin the Beau

  • Quand les autres ont acheue de manger, despechez vous aussi, & ne tenez pas les bras sur la table, mais posez les mains seulement sur le bout.

    George Washington's Rules of Civility

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