enfant


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enfant

(ɑ̃fɑ̃)
n
(Peoples) a French child
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After riding a few paces in silence, Napoleon turned to Berthier and said he wished to see how the news that he was talking to the Emperor himself, to that very Emperor who had written his immortally victorious name on the Pyramids, would affect this enfant du Don.*
This was Princess Myakaya, noted for her simplicity and the roughness of her manners, and nicknamed enfant terrible.
"Il est necessaire d'etre vigilant, mon enfant," the other observed, dropping a fold of his cloak, and looking the soldier close in the face as he passed him, still continuing his way toward the British fortification.
"And mind," he continued, "don't bother me with any details of the anatomical process, or any notice of the condition of the entrails: let your operation be conducted in silence: tiens-toi tranquille, enfant; comprends-tu?"
How shall it be, then, mon enfant? Collar and elbow, or close-lock, or catch how you can?"
Arouse all together, me, enfants, under pain of my displeasure.
The Author of the Waverley Novels had hitherto proceeded in an unabated course of popularity, and might, in his peculiar district of literature, have been termed L'Enfant G t of success.
"CHERIZETTE, MA CHERE, DONNEZ-MOI DE L'EAU-DE- COLOGNE, S'IL VOUS PLAIT, MON ENFANT."
Look, Madame Crawley, you were always bon enfant, and I have an interest in you, parole d'honneur.
Eddie Baddeo, Philippine fashion's 'enfant terrible,' succumbs to cancer !-- -- Deni Rose M.
Un taux de 79,17% a ete enregistre aux examens de fin de formation dans les Instituts de formation et d'education de la femme (IFEF), a annonce vendredi, la Direction de la promotion et de l'autonomisation de la femme lors d'un point de presse, au ministere de la Femme, de la Famille et de l'Enfant.
Address : 490 L''Enfant Plaza East, SW Washington DC 20594