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|French term or phrase: à l'envi de|
|My project is to make sample sentences from a list of French words- examples in both French and English. There's no context, I'm afraid! |
I just have the word "envi" and need to use it in a sentence.
My Cassell's and my Larousse say that this expression means "in emulation of."
I tried to find some good examples on google, but was unable to. Any sample sentences (on any topic, in any register) would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
|English translation:literary examples|
A couple of literary examples from the Robert dictionary:
"Les femmes imitant toutes, à l'envi, l'impératrice Eugénie" (Anatole France)- the women are all trying to outdo each other imitating the Empress Eugenie
"le gouvernement, les magistrats, les auteurs, s'y sont à l'envi déchaînés contre moi" (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)- the government, magistrates, writers are all vying with each other to persecute me.
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