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tentation

(tɛnˈteɪʃən)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a method of achieving the correct adjustment of a mechanical device by a series of trials
[C14: from Latin tentātiō, variant of temptātiō temptation]
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Les notabilites inciviques n'arretent jamais de faire usage de cet [beaucoup moins que]outil[beaucoup plus grand que] infaillible, au sein d'un electorat frappe par le denuement, l'illettrisme et la tentation.
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The novel, published in 1926, is Sous le soleil de Satan (whose second section is titled "La Tentation du desespoir"), and it periodically resurfaces in Sollors's book as if to say that German history at its most tragic was in fact written within the medium of French literature, specifically by way of its obsession with Bernanos's novel.
Martin Scorsese, qui presidera le jury de la 13eme edition du Festival du Film de Marrakech (29 novembre-7 decembre), a souligne l'importance que revet pour lui ce Festival, surtout qu'il garde de "magnifiques souvenirs des liens qu'il a tisses avec le Maroc et de sa premiere visite professionnelle lors du tournage, dans le Royaume, des longs metrages la "Derniere Tentation du Christ" (1988) et "Kundun" (1995).
Ina compelling and insightful reading, Talierco ultimately suggests we might still be able to learn quite a bit about the political scope and referential situation of "Le Dormeur du val" by reading it alongside the satirical prose piece ridiculing Bismark as a "derniere tentation 4 septembriste"--that is, as a piece mapping out Rimbaud's (if not the French left's) slide towards revolutionary politics in the wake of the fraying 4-septembre union.
Mais avant cela, il a mis en garde ses adversaires contre la tentation de prendre leur revanche budgetaire lors d'autres echeances qui se profilent a l'horizon, comme le necessaire relevement du plafond legal de la dette d'ici a la fin du premier trimestre.