intrigante

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intrigante

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intriguante

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a female intrigant
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La personnalite intriguante de la [beaucoup moins que]veuve blanche[beaucoup plus grand que] au hijab noir, convertie a l'Islam a son adolescence, mariee une premiere fois au kamikaze Jermaine Lindsayqui qui s'est fait exploser dans une rame de metro pres de King's Cross, tuant 26 personnes le 7 juillet 2005 a Londres, remariee au terroriste britannique Oussama presume Habib Saleh Ghani, juge [beaucoup moins que]extremement dangereux[beaucoup plus grand que] et etabli en Afrique de l'Est.
With no small interest, Captain Delano continued to watch her--a proceeding not much facilitated by the vapors partly mantling the hull, through which the far matin light from her cabin streamed equivocally enough; much like the sun--by this time hemisphered on the rim of the horizon, and, apparently, in company with the strange ship entering the harbor--which, wimpled by the same low, creeping clouds, showed not unlike a Lima intriguante's one sinister eye peering across the Indian loop-hole of her dusk saya-y-manta.
From beginning to end she demonstrates a total disregard for traditional morality, provoking statements of extreme distaste even from the twentieth-century critical world--an example being Jean Prevost stating that "Cette Mina que le lecteur commence par aimer devient fort vite une insupportable intriguante, dont le succes est encore plus impossible a faire accepter au lecteur que l'echec" (Prevost 279-280).
Mademoiselle first tries to play the conventional role of the victimized governess when Richard Marston accuses her of conspiring against him, pleading with his wife, "is it not most cruel to call me conspirator, and spy, and intriguante, because I talk to my dear madame, who is my only friend in this place?"(22) However, during a visit from a wealthy womanizer, Sir Wynston Berkeley, Marston learns that Mademoiselle has been in secret and sexual contact with Berkeley in France prior to being hired by the Marston family.
It was the French rather than the American revolutionaries who were most alive to the risk of the "despotism of the petticoat." The sentiment that politically powerful women did more harm than good was well-nigh universal in a country with a vivid memory of inept female regents (from the two Medieis to Anne of Austria), interfering royal mistresses (from Maintenon and Pompadour to DuBarry, who was guillotined for her crimes), ambitious court intriguantes (from the frondieres to the Comtesse de Polignac) and a network of intellectuals, artists and officials entirely dependent on the whims of fashionable women.
(41) When she joined the troupe at the beginning of the following season, she brought a strong talent for caracteres, especially for femmes intriguantes. She was joined by yet another actress, Mlle Du Rieu, who would specialize in confidentes and caracteres, making a total of three actresses available and apparently willing to play older women's comic roles.