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French citations of empêcher

  • 1845, Jérôme-Adolphe Blanqui, Voyage en Bulgarie 1841, chapitre VII
    Çe pain était tellement gras et amer, que je ne pus m’empêcher d’en faire la remarque, en disant que chez nous les chiens n’en voudraient pas;
  • 1927, Sigmund Freud, An Autobiographical Study, chapter I
    He was always friendly and patient in dealing with such objections, but he was also most decided; it was in one of these discussion that (speaking of theory) he remarked, "Ça n'empêche pas d'exister," a mot which left an indelible mark on my mind. (Freud writing of a conversation of c.1882 with Jean-Martin Charcot)