Example sentences for: diable

How can you use “diable” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It is remarkable that the chief word which in Old French began with dea- or dia - is the too common word deable or diable , the use of which in expressions of lamentation is so prevalent both in French and English.

  • The French treasures are also somewhat mutilated, queue [XXII,1] is feminine not masculine: tirer le diable par la queue; appuyer sur le champignon means to step on the gas, le champignon being the slang term for accelerator; in vivre comme un coq en pâte there is no acute accent on the e; it is une [not un ] autre paire de manches that the French use for something that is entirely different.

  • tirer le diable par le queue, lit. to pull the devil by the tail: to live from hand to mouth

  • Comme un diable dans un bénitier, Lit. like a devil in a font: like a cat on hot bricks

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