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And as his brother, exasperated by this composure, and not knowing what to think, muttered something, Pierre thrust Adelaide's receipt under his nose.
Et, comme son frère bégayait, exaspéré par ce sang-froid et ne sachant plus que croire, il lui mit sous les yeux le reçu qu’Adélaïde avait signé.
Zola, Emile / The Fortune of the RougonsZola, Emile / La Fortune des Rougon
La Fortune des Rougon
Zola, Emile
The Fortune of the Rougons
Zola, Emile
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
When the entire chimney had thus been raised, and had been properly bound in with outward props, a brisk fire was kindled, and kept going until it was burned to something like a brick-red.
Quand toute la cheminée fut construite, et qu’on l’eut soutenue par des arcs-boutants extérieurs, on y alluma un grand feu, qu’on eut soin d’entretenir jusqu’à ce qu’elle fût d’un rouge de brique.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The DeerslayerCooper, James Fenimore / Le tueur de daims
Le tueur de daims
Cooper, James Fenimore
The Deerslayer
Cooper, James Fenimore
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995
I'm not the first—or last—chick who got married to try-to prove something to somebody.
Je ne suis ni la première, ni la dernière nana à s'être mariée pour prouver quelque chose à quelqu'un.
Holiday, Billie,Dufty, William / Lady sings the bluesHoliday, Billie,Dufty, William / Lady sings the blues
Lady sings the blues
Holiday, Billie,Dufty, William
© 1956, by Eleonora Fagan and William F. Dufty.
© 1984, 2003, 2009, pour la traduction francaise: Editions Parentheses
Lady sings the blues
Holiday, Billie,Dufty, William
© 1956, by Eleonora Fagan and William F. Dufty.
This was something of an over-simplification.
C'était un peu caricatural.
Kershaw, Ian / Hitler. 1936-1945 NemesisKershaw, Ian / Hitler. 1936-1945 Némésis
Hitler. 1936-1945 Némésis
Kershaw, Ian
© Ian Kershaw, 2000.
© Flammarion, 2000, pour la traduction franсaise. Edition revue, 2001.
Hitler. 1936-1945 Nemesis
Kershaw, Ian
© 2000 by Ian Kershaw
He thought there was something very sad about that execrable painting, and the wasted life of that peasant who was a victim of middle-class admiration.
Il trouvait une mélancolie profonde à l’exécrable peinture, à la vie manquée de ce paysan, victime des admirations bourgeoises.
Zola, Emile / His MasterpieceZola, Emile / L'Oeuvre
L'Oeuvre
Zola, Emile
His Masterpiece
Zola, Emile
It was a cloudy, misty moonlight, and there he saw it! – something white, gliding in! He heard the still rustle of its ghostly garments.
Il faisait un clair de lune trouble et voilé; – pourtant il voyait – là – une chose blanche glisser, au lieu de marcher – il entendait le frôlement du linceul sur le parquet.
Beecher Stowe, Harriet / Uncle Tom's CabinBeecher Stowe, Harriet / La case de l'oncle Tom
La case de l'oncle Tom
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
So long as there is any doubt about its origins, there is something in it which defies analysis and which is, therefore, only half proved.
Tant qu'un doute pourra subsister sur ses origines, il demeurera en elle, quelque chose de rebelle à l'analyse; partant, de seulement à demi-prouvé.
Bloch, Marc / The Historian's CraftBloch, Marc / Apologie pour l'Histoire
Apologie pour l'Histoire
Bloch, Marc
© Armand Colin, Paris, 2007, 2009, pour la présente impression
© Armand Colin/VUEF, Paris, 2002
© Armand Colin, Paris, 1993, 1997
The Historian's Craft
Bloch, Marc
© 1953, by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
This speech was addressed to Tom quite confidentially, as if it was something that would be specially interesting to him.
Ce discours s’adressait à Tom, sur un ton confidentiel, comme s’il eût dû l’intéresser tout particulièrement.
Beecher Stowe, Harriet / Uncle Tom's CabinBeecher Stowe, Harriet / La case de l'oncle Tom
La case de l'oncle Tom
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
The Bishop, it is said, intends to do something for him later on.
Notre évêque aurait des vues sur lui pour plus tard.
Zola, Emile / The Conquest of PlassansZola, Emile / La Conquete des Plassans
La Conquete des Plassans
Zola, Emile
The Conquest of Plassans
Zola, Emile
Perhaps he was expecting something of the sort.
Peut-être s'attendait-il à quelque chose de ce genre.
Kershaw, Ian / Hitler. 1936-1945 NemesisKershaw, Ian / Hitler. 1936-1945 Némésis
Hitler. 1936-1945 Némésis
Kershaw, Ian
© Ian Kershaw, 2000.
© Flammarion, 2000, pour la traduction franсaise. Edition revue, 2001.
Hitler. 1936-1945 Nemesis
Kershaw, Ian
© 2000 by Ian Kershaw
I can do dress-making very well; and I understand fine washing and ironing; and between us we can find something to live on."
Je suis habile couturière; je sais blanchir, repasser, et à nous deux nous trouverons moyen de vivre.
Beecher Stowe, Harriet / Uncle Tom's CabinBeecher Stowe, Harriet / La case de l'oncle Tom
La case de l'oncle Tom
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Beecher Stowe, Harriet
Soon after, when she approached my desk and asked me to draw something a different way, I replied: "I am not able to."
Peu après, elle s'approcha de ma table et me demanda de dessiner quelque chose différemment, et je répondis : « J'en suis incapable ».
Mingus, Sue / Tonight at noonMingus, Sue / Pour l'amour de Mingus
Pour l'amour de Mingus
Mingus, Sue
© 2003 Editions du Layeur
Tonight at noon
Mingus, Sue
© 2002 by Sue Graham Mingus
Just as he was at last finishing his circular to the prefects, something seemed to irritate M. Kahn.
Il terminait enfin sa lettre confidentielle aux préfets, lorsque M. Kahn, brusquement, se fâcha.
Zola, Emile / His ExcellencyZola, Emile / Son Excellence Eugene Rougon
Son Excellence Eugene Rougon
Zola, Emile
His Excellency
Zola, Emile
Antoine, unable to resist the temptation of having something nice to eat, sent her to get a roast chicken from an eating-house in the Faubourg.
Antoine, ne pouvant résister au désir de manger un bon morceau, l’envoya chercher un poulet rôti chez un traiteur du faubourg.
Zola, Emile / The Fortune of the RougonsZola, Emile / La Fortune des Rougon
La Fortune des Rougon
Zola, Emile
The Fortune of the Rougons
Zola, Emile
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
Deerslayer, indeed, appeared to be the first who was conscious of the time that had been thus wasted, and to call the attention of his companions to the necessity of doing something towards putting the plan of ransoming into execution.
Dans le fait, Deerslayer parut s’apercevoir le premier de cette perte de temps, et ce fut lui qui appela l’attention de ses compagnons sur la nécessité d’adopter quelque mesure pour l’exécution du plan arrêté au sujet de la rançon.
Cooper, James Fenimore / The DeerslayerCooper, James Fenimore / Le tueur de daims
Le tueur de daims
Cooper, James Fenimore
The Deerslayer
Cooper, James Fenimore
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1995

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