Jane Austen - Vocabulary

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to be in want of something/to lack of something

manquer de quelque chose

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the rightful property

la propriété légitime

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... is let at last/rented

est finalement loué

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4

a chaise and four

un cabriolet tiré par quatre chevaux

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5

Michaelmas

la St Michel (29 sept)

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to be tiresome/irritating

être agaçant

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... his design/his goal/his purpose

son objectif

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to see an occasion/to see a reason to do something

voir une occasion de faire quelque chose

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to give over + Ving/to stop doing something

arrêter de

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10

merely/simply

pratiquement, simplement (vient de l'adj mere = simple)

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I dare say/I suppose

je suppose

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hearty

chaleureux

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to throw a good word

plaider en la faveur de quelqu'un

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14

handsome/pretty

beau/belle

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she fancied herself

elle s'imaginait

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its solace

son réconfort

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is akin to

ressemble à, s'apparente à

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omniscient

omniscient

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extradiegetic

extradiégétique

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tinged with

teinté de

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pomposity

manières pompeuses

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imbued with

imprégné de

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bombast

emphase, grandiloquence

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garrulous

volubile

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she has tendency/she is given to/inclined to + BV

avoir tendance à faire

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non sequiturs/illogical statement

sophisme

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she resorts to + N

elle fait recourt à

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blinkered

avoir des oeillères

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deprived of/bereft of

manquant, dénué de

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conversely

inversement

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the workings of their relationship

les rouages de leur relation

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it entrenches her

cela l'enracine, l'ancre

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to be under the yoke of

être sous le joug de

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noteworthy

digne d'intérêt

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to induce/to convince/to entice

convaincre, pousser à

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to exert (one's clout/influence)

exercer son influence

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to belittle someone

rabaisser quelqu'un

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to be dead set on + Ving

être bien décidé à + à faire

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despite/in spite of

malgré

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unflinching/unyielding/adamant

inflexible

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be on an equal footing/be on a level playing field

être sur un pied d'égalité

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to have the upper hand

avoir le dessus/l'avantage, l'emporter

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it is a case in point

c'est un bon exemple

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reach a climax

atteindre l'apogée, le point culminant

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45

genuine/true/authentic

véritable/vrai

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battle/struggle/fight/combat

un combat

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showdown/trial of strength

épreuve de force

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attend his wife's performance/show

assister au spectacle de/à la performance de sa femme

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to throw a spanner in the works

mettre des batons dans les roues

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to undermine

saboter

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to be engrossed in

être absorbé par

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to talk at cross purposes

un dialogue de sourds

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the tension

la tension

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discrepancy

l'écart

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to be part and parcel of

faire partie intégrante de

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all the more potent as

d'autant plus puissant que

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to side with someone

prendre le partie de, supporter

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hearsay

rumeur, ouï-dire

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a surveillance society

une société de surveillance

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to encroach upon (privacy)

empiéter sur (la vie privée)

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what is worth noticing/noteworthy is that

ce qui est digne d'intérêt

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the epitome

l'incarnation, la quintessence

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it speaks volumes

cela en dit long

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a dowry

une dot

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the motto

le mot d'ordre, la devise

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to teeter

vaciller

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to be wary of

méfiant, se méfier de

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the figment of her imagination

le fruit de son imagination

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the core question

la problématique

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idiosyncrasy

la particularité, la caractéristique

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by hearsay

par ouï-dire

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her story rests on hearsay evidence

son histoire repose sur des propos rapportés

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hear something on the grapevine

apprendre qqc par le téléphone arabe

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epitomize

incarner

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teeter on the brink of (cahos)

être au bord de (/du cahos)

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as shown by/as evinced by

comme le montre

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she/he is referred to as..

on y fait référence...

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78

bear witness of something

témoigner de, montrer qqc

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the narrator ensures that

le narrateur s'assure que

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the narrator sees to it that

le narrateur veille à ce que

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he makes use of

il fait usage de

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strike up a conversation

entamer une conversation

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she has a clear agenda

elle a des intentions claires

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induce someone to + BV/talk someone into + Ving

pousser quelqu'un à

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be of no avail (her efforts are of no avail)

être inutile

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what lies behind her failure/the tension is...

ce qui est à l'origine de

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a playlet

une piécette

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go so far as to + BV

aller jusqu'à faire

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tease someone

taquiner

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landed gentry

noblesse terrienne

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the different voices overlap

les différentes voix se recoupent

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92

spokeperson

porte-parole

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stand for something

représenter

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a close-knit community

une communauté soudée

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gossip (unc)

potins

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a disruptive element

un élément perturbateur

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inquisitive people

personnes curieuses

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a second-hand narrative

un récit de seconde main

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panopticism

panoptisme (= doctrine d'organisation sociale pour surveiller les individus)

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people's whereabouts

l'endroit où les gens se trouvent

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