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The Age of Innocence
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Monsieur -- (French)
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The Age of Innocence
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  • It amused Newland Archer (who had secretly situated the love-scenes of "Monsieur de Camors" in Mrs. Mingott’s bedroom) to picture her blameless life led in the stage-setting of adultery; but he said to himself, with considerable admiration, that if a lover had been what she wanted, the intrepid woman would have had him too.
  • "I wonder, Monsieur, since I’ve had the good luck to run across you, if I might—"
  • You can help, Monsieur, I am convinced, to make it equally a failure with her family.
  • The arguments I want to present to you, Monsieur, are my own and not those I was sent over with.
  • Monsieur—will you tell me one thing?
  • No, Monsieur: I accepted my mission in good faith.
  • Ah, Monsieur, after I had seen her, after I had listened to her, I knew she was better off here.
  • Ah, Monsieur, if I could tell you!
  • "There’s nothing to thank me for, Monsieur: it is I, rather—"
  • Not to YOU, Monsieur.
  • "Don’t you know, Monsieur—is it possible you don’t know—that the family begin to doubt if they have the right to advise the Countess to refuse her husband’s last proposals?"
  • Oh, Monsieur
  • The young man stood looking about him with the dazed air of the foreigner flung upon the harsh mercies of American travel; then he advanced toward Archer, lifted his hat, and said in English: "Surely, Monsieur, we met in London?"
  • "Voyez-vous, Monsieur, to be able to look life in the face: that’s worth living in a garret for, isn’t it?
  • "You see, Monsieur, it’s worth everything, isn’t it, to keep one’s intellectual liberty, not to enslave one’s powers of appreciation, one’s critical independence?
  • "To beg you, Monsieur—to beg you with all the force I’m capable of—not to let her go back.
  • "Monsieur, I discharged my mission faithfully: I put the Count’s arguments, I stated his offers, without adding any comment of my own.
  • That’s all, Monsieur."

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  • Monsieur and Madame Curie studied radium.
  • Just think, monsieur, I had no idea that we should go farther than Paris;
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days

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