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cime et d'abîmes

French translation: highs and lows

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English term or phrase:cimes et abîmes
French translation:highs and lows
Entered by: Sandra Schlatter
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01:01 Feb 22, 2002
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: cime et d'abîmes
Son histoire offre un tableau de situations extrêmes, une chaîne de cimes et d'abîmes... (Author: Paul Valéry)
Erica
highs and lows
Explanation:
can't think of anything more poetic
Selected response from:

Sandra Schlatter
Local time: 09:15
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +2peaks and valleys...trebeh1
4Peaks and troughsEd Murphy
4peaks and depthsRita Cavaiani
4highs and lowsSandra Schlatter


  

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31 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
highs and lows


Explanation:
can't think of anything more poetic

Sandra Schlatter
Local time: 09:15
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 16
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
peaks and depths


Explanation:
just a possibility

Rita Cavaiani
Local time: 04:15
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 151
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
peaks and valleys...


Explanation:
another option, often used in English

trebeh1
Canada
Local time: 02:15
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 9

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  cheungmo
21 mins

agree  DPolice
1 hr
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Peaks and troughs


Explanation:
A common expression. "Highs and lows" does not convey the metaphor.

Ed Murphy
Local time: 09:15
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