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The strength, the originality, the true raison d'être of the Provençal speech resides in its rich vocabulary.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Il est tempts que cette raison injustement dgrade quitte un ton pusillamine qui la rendront complice du mensonge et du dlire.
BARON D'HOLBACHMAX PEARSON CUSHING
I'm sure th' raison American wurrukin' men don't hop around an' sing over their wurruk is because they are improperly fed.
MR. DOOLEY SAYSFINLEY DUNNE
Incapable of foresight, the nobles were the first to break with the traditions that were their only raison d'être.
Pour quelle raison me voy-je circuy et environn de gens armez?
Madame a raison, interposed another general with an exceedingly pleasant and girlish-looking face.
SMOKETURGENEV IVAN SERGEEVICH
Not until one leg dangles in the grave is their raison d'être disclosed.
It seems to me you have to consider the raison d'tre of a people before you can tell the answer.
Milton Raison is a young writer, known especially to readers of The Bookman, whose verse has appeared in various magazines.
A Russian, Milton Raison went to sea as a boy—he is scarcely more than a boy now.

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