briller par son absence

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined by Marie-Joseph Chénier in his tragedy Tibère, based on a similar wording in the Annals (3,76) of Tacitus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bʁi.je paʁ sɔ̃.n‿ap.sɑ̃s/
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Verb[edit]

briller par son absence

  1. to be conspicuous by one's absence

Descendants[edit]