envoler

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From en + voler.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

envoler

  1. (reflexive) to take off (of plane); to fly away (of bird)
  2. (reflexive) to blow away
  3. (reflexive) to fly (of time)
  4. (reflexive, colloquial) to vanish, disappear, walk (to be stolen)

Quotations[edit]

  • 1820, Alphonse de Lamartine, “Le Lac”, in Premières méditations poétiquesfr.Wikisource:
    Temps jaloux, se peut-il que ces moments d’ivresse, ¶ Où l’amour à longs flots nous verse le bonheur, ¶ S’envolent loin de nous de la même vitesse ¶ Que les jours de malheur ?
    Jealous time, could it be that these drunken moments ¶ Where love in long floods pours us enjoyment ¶ Fly off far from us at the same speed ¶ As the days of hardship?

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