briguer

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian briga (quarrel; bother) with the original meaning of "to look for a fight".

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Verb[edit]

briguer

  1. (transitive) to crave, to have one's eyes on
    • 1640, Pierre Corneille, “Act 2, Scene 3”, in Horace:
      Mourir pour le pays est un si digne sort / Qu'on briguerait en foule une si belle mort.
      To die for the country is such a noble fate / That men crave in crowds such a fair death.

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