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Google Translation:
Les dorures du plafond rappelaient l'importance et la fonction première du bâtiment

les
     1. art. plural of le: the
     2. art. plural of la: the
     3. pron. plural of le: them
     4. pron. plural of la: them
par les sentiments
attacha les traits
dorures
     1. n. plural of dorure
     dorure
          1. n. gilt, gilding
du
     1. contraction. contraction of de + le (of the)
     2. contraction. contraction of de + le ; (forms the partitive article)
du reste
fendre du bois
     de
          1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
                Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
          2. prep. of (used to express property or association)
                Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
                Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
                le voisin de Gabriel - Gabriel's neighbor
          3. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
                Elle vient de France. - She comes from France.
                Êtes-vous de Suisse ? - Are you from Switzerland?
                Ce fromage vient d’Espagne. - This cheese is from Spain.
                C’est de l’ouest de la France. - It’s from the west of France.
                Le train va de Paris à Bordeaux. - The train goes from Paris to Bordeaux.
          4. prep. of (indicates an amount)
                5 kilos de pommes. - 5 kilograms of apples.
                Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
                Une portion de frites - A portion of fries
          5. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
                Un jus de pomme - Apple juice
                Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
                Une boîte de nuit - A nightclub
                Un chien de garde - A guarddog
                Une voiture de sport - A sportscar
                Un stade de football - A football stadium
          6. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
                De 9:00 à 11:00 je ne serai pas libre. - From 9 to 11 I won’t be free.
                Je travaille de huit heures à midi. - I work from 8 o'clock to noon.
                un groupe de cinq à huit personnes - a group of from five to eight people
          7. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
                J’ai arrêté de fumer. - I stopped smoking.
                Il continue de m’embêter. - He keeps annoying me.
                Elle m’a dit de venir. - She told me to come.
                Nous vous exhortons de venir. - We urge you to come.
          8. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
                Boire trois tasses par jour réduirait de 20 % les risques de contracter une maladie. - Drinking three cups a day would reduce the risks of catching an illness by 20%.
          9. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
                Je voudrais de la viande. - I would like some meat.
                Est-ce qu'il y a de la bonne musique ? - Is there any good music?
                Nous cherchons du lait. - We're looking for some milk.
          10. art. (negative) a, an, any
                Elle n'a pas de mère. - She does not have a mother.
                Il n'a pas de crayon. - He does not have a pencil.
                Je n'ai pas de temps. - I do not have any time.
     le
          1. art. The (definite article).
                Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
                Je suis le valeureux Don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités. - I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniqui
          2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
          3. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
                Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
          4. art. (before units) A, an.
                Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
          5. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
          6. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
                Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
plafond
     1. n. ceiling
leva les yeux vers le plafond
rappelaient
     1. v. third-person plural imperfect indicative of rappeler
     rappeler
          1. v. to call again; to call back
                Ton père a téléphoné. Peux-tu le rappeler ?
                  Your father phoned. Can you call him back?
          2. v. to remind
                Rappelle-moi mon rôle.
                  Remind me of my role.
          3. v. (reflexive) to recall (use without de formal and rare; use with de since end of 18th century and now very widespread but still criticized by some)
                Je ne me le rappelle pas.
                  I don't remember that/it.
                Je ne me rappelle pas de ça.
                  I don't remember that.
          4. v. (climbing) to pull through (a rope)
le
     1. art. The (definite article).
           Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
           Je suis le valeureux Don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités. - I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniqui
     2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
     3. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
           Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
     4. art. (before units) A, an.
           Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
     5. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
     6. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
           Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
dit le comte
et le coeur serré
importance
     1. n. importance
     2. n. significance
ça avait si peu d'importance!
et
     1. conj. and
et des bonnes soeurs
pieds et poings liés
la
     1. art. the (definite article).
     2. pron. her, it (direct object).
     3. n-m. (music) la, the note 'A'.
car la nuit
la dernière
fonction
     1. n. A function (what something does or is used for)
           Un aspirateur a pour fonction de nettoyer le sol en aspirant la poussière qui s'y trouve.
             The function of a vacuum cleaner is to clean the floor by aspirating the dust.
     2. n. role (function or position of something or someone)
     3. n. (mathematics) A function
           Je voudrais démontrer que cette fonction est injective.
             I would like to prove that this function is injective.
et il avait l'air de remplir l'unique fonction pour laquelle il était né
première
     1. adj. feminine singular of premier
     2. n. (of a film) premiere, première
     3. n. first (new event, something never done before)
     4. n. (France) The penultimate year of lycée
     5. n. first, first gear
une fois la première terreur disparue
lorsque la première fureur fut apaisée;
     premier
          1. adj. first
                Le premier élément de la liste est un zéro.
                  The first element of the list is zero.
          2. adj. prime (number etc)
          3. n-m. first
                Il est le premier.
                  He is the first.
          4. n-m. premier
          5. n-m. prime minister
          6. adv. first
                Il joue premier
                  he is playing first
du
     1. contraction. contraction of de + le (of the)
     2. contraction. contraction of de + le ; (forms the partitive article)
du reste
les dames du fond
     de
          1. prep. of (expresses belonging)
                Paris est la capitale de la France. - Paris is the capital of France.
          2. prep. of (used to express property or association)
                Œuvres de Fermat - Fermat’s Works
                Elle est la femme de mon ami. - She is my friend’s wife.
                le voisin de Gabriel - Gabriel's neighbor
          3. prep. from (used to indicate origin)
                Elle vient de France. - She comes from France.
                Êtes-vous de Suisse ? - Are you from Switzerland?
                Ce fromage vient d’Espagne. - This cheese is from Spain.
                C’est de l’ouest de la France. - It’s from the west of France.
                Le train va de Paris à Bordeaux. - The train goes from Paris to Bordeaux.
          4. prep. of (indicates an amount)
                5 kilos de pommes. - 5 kilograms of apples.
                Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
                Une portion de frites - A portion of fries
          5. prep. used attributively, often translated into English as a compound word
                Un jus de pomme - Apple juice
                Un verre de vin - A glass of wine
                Une boîte de nuit - A nightclub
                Un chien de garde - A guarddog
                Une voiture de sport - A sportscar
                Un stade de football - A football stadium
          6. prep. from (used to indicate the start of a time or range)
                De 9:00 à 11:00 je ne serai pas libre. - From 9 to 11 I won’t be free.
                Je travaille de huit heures à midi. - I work from 8 o'clock to noon.
                un groupe de cinq à huit personnes - a group of from five to eight people
          7. prep. used after certain verbs before an infinitive, often translated into English as a gerund or an infinitive
                J’ai arrêté de fumer. - I stopped smoking.
                Il continue de m’embêter. - He keeps annoying me.
                Elle m’a dit de venir. - She told me to come.
                Nous vous exhortons de venir. - We urge you to come.
          8. prep. by (indicates the amount of change)
                Boire trois tasses par jour réduirait de 20 % les risques de contracter une maladie. - Drinking three cups a day would reduce the risks of catching an illness by 20%.
          9. art. (indefinite) some; any (in questions or negatives)
                Je voudrais de la viande. - I would like some meat.
                Est-ce qu'il y a de la bonne musique ? - Is there any good music?
                Nous cherchons du lait. - We're looking for some milk.
          10. art. (negative) a, an, any
                Elle n'a pas de mère. - She does not have a mother.
                Il n'a pas de crayon. - He does not have a pencil.
                Je n'ai pas de temps. - I do not have any time.
     le
          1. art. The (definite article).
                Le lait du matin. - The milk of the morning.
                Je suis le valeureux Don Quichotte de la Manche, le défaiseur de torts et le réparateur d’iniquités. - I am the valiant Don Quixote of La Mancha, the undoer of wrongs and the repairer of iniqui
          2. art. Used before abstract nouns; not translated in English.
          3. art. (before parts of the body) The; my, your, etc.
                Il s’est cassé la jambe. - He has broken his leg.
          4. art. (before units) A, an.
                Cinquante kilomètres à l’heure. - fifty kilometres an hour
          5. pron. (direct object) Him, it.
          6. pron. (used to refer to something previously mentioned or implied; not translated in English).
                Je suis petit et lui, il l’est aussi. - I am small and he is too (he is it too, i.e., he is small too).
bâtiment
     1. n. building, edifice
     2. n. (nautical) ship or boat
     3. n. (nautical, military) warship
s'entendait au fond du bâtiment
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