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Google Translation:
Parvenu à ce degré d'avilissement, on ne saurait tomber plus bas

parvenu
     1. adj. parvenu
     2. n-m. parvenu
     3. v. past participle of parvenir
     parvenir
          1. v. (intransitive; followed by à) to reach
                Je suis parvenu à l'église - I've reached the church.
          2. v. (intransitive; followed by à) to succeed
à
     1. Letter. A with grave accent, a letter used in French mostly to distinguish some homographs and in transliteration.
     2. prep. to (destination)
           Je vais à Paris. - I am going to Paris.
           aller au bout - go to the end / go all the way
     3. prep. to (until)
           Le spectacle sera de 18h à 21h. - The show will be from 6 pm to 9 pm.
     4. prep. on the, to (some directions)
           tournez à gauche ! - turn to the left!
           tournez à droite ! - turn to the right!
           Le vent vire au nord. - The wind turns north.
           L'école est à gauche. - The school is on the left.
     5. prep. at (said of a particular time)
           Je pars à cinq heures - I am leaving at five.
           à dix heures et quart - at quarter past ten
     6. prep. at, in, on (said of a particular place)
           à la maison - at home
           à l'hôtel - at the hotel
           au bar - in the bar
           au bois - in the woods
           J'habite à trois kilomètres d'ici. - I live three kilometers from here.
     7. prep. of (belonging to)
           C'est un ami à moi. - This is a friend of mine.
           Cette voiture est à John. - This is John's car.
           le chien à Marie - Mary's dog nonstandard
     8. prep. till, until (used in farewells)
           Salut, à demain. - Bye, till tomorrow. / Bye, see you tomorrow.
           à plus tard - see you later
     9. prep. (cuisine) cooked in or with
           Steak au poivre - Steak with pepper sauce
     10. prep. Used to make compound nouns to state what something is used for
           moulin à poivre - pepper mill
           sac à dos - backpack
           boite à musique - music box
     11. prep. (before an infinitive) to (used to express something not completed)
           Il y a de nombreuses choses à faire. - There are many things to do.
           Il reste deux tâches à finir. - There are two things left to finish.
           Il y a de la bière à boire. - There's some beer to drink.
           l'équipe à battre - the team to beat
     12. prep. Used to describe a part of something, often translated into English as a compound adjective
           un animal à quatre pattes - a four-legged animal
           une femme au visage pâle - a pale-faced woman
           un homme à longue barbe - a long-bearded man OR a man with a long beard
           une chemise à manches courtes - a short-sleeved shirt
           une maison aux murs de brique - a brick-walled house / a house with brick walls
     13. prep. by
           peu à peu - bit by bit
           minute à minute - minute by minute
           jour à jour - day by day
     14. prep. or, to (used to express an approximate number)
           six à sept personnes - six or seven people
           vingt à trente ans - twenty/thirty years
           tous les cinq à six ans - every five or six years
     15. prep. Used to indicate the recipient of certain phrasal verb.
           mettre le feu à - to set fire to
           clouer le bec à - to shut (someone) up
           donner la chasse à - to give chase to
     16. prep. , passage=Bien que la faim et le dénûment nous tourmentassent quelquefois, et même à peu près toujours, rien ne nous causait autant de tourment que d’être témoins des cruautés inouïes que mon maître e
     17. prep. , translation=Even though hunger and destitution tormented us sometimes, and even almost always, nothing caused us as much torment as being witnesses to the unheard-of cruelties that my master exercis
     18. prep. , chapter=XL
mais tout à coup
passaient à leur tour
ce
     1. det. this, that
     2. pron. it, this, that
pour ce fait
... ce qu'il veut
degré
     1. n. degree
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.
écouta de nouveau
avec des airs de bandits
avilissement
     1. n. degradation
     2. n. abasement
on
     1. pron. (indefinite) one, people, you, someone (an unspecified individual)
           On ne peut pas pêcher ici - You can’t fish here
     2. pron. (personal, informal) we
           On s’est amusés. - We had fun.
on se tut brusquement
on s'abandonna davantage
ne
     1. part. (literary) not (used alone to negate a verb; now chiefly with the verbs pouvoir, m)
     2. part. not, no (used before a verb, with a subsequent element following; see Usage Notes, below)
     3. part. Used in a subordinate clause before a subjunctive verb (especially when the main verb expresses doubt or fear), to provide extra overtones of doubt or uncertainty (but not negating its verb); the so-c
     4. part. In comparative clauses usually translated with the positive sense of the subsequent negative
           apprendre le français est plus facile qu'on ne pense - learning French is easier than you think
ne les salua pas
il ne se leva pas
saurait
     1. v. third-person singular conditional of savoir
     saurer
          1. v. to smoke (food etc.)
     savoir
          1. v. to know (something)
                Il est difficile de savoir si elle ment.
                  It's difficult to know if she's lying.
                Difficile à savoir (expression; confer Difficile à dire, voir, faire)
          2. v. to know how (to do something)
                Savez-vous nager?
                  Do you know how to swim?
          3. v. to be able to, to be apt to (especially in the negative conditional)
                Il ne saurait tarder que...
                  It cannot/will not be long before...
                «Il ne saurait être considéré comme un acte de résistance puisque le Hamas a a cessé la résistance dans la bande de Gaza», a poursuivi M. Abbas.» – ', 3 September 2010
          4. n. knowledge
tomber
     1. v. to fall
faisant tomber sur sa vaste barbe
plus
     1. adv. more, -er (used to form comparatives of adjectives)
           Ton voisin est plus moche que mon frère
             Your neighbour is uglier than my brother.
           Le tien est beaucoup plus grand que le mien.
             Yours is much bigger than mine.
           Elle est plus belle que sa cousine.
             She is more beautiful than her cousin.
           J'en veux plus
             I want more
           Elles sont toutes plus entêtées les unes que les autres.
             They are each more stubborn than the last.
     2. adv. more, -er (used to form comparatives of adverbs)
           Elle le fait plus rapidement que lui.
             She does it faster than he.
           plus vite !
             faster!
           trois fois plus grand
             three times bigger
           mille fois plus intelligent
             a thousand times more intelligent
     3. adv. (after a verb) more, -er (indicating a higher degree or quantity)
           Je travaille plus en ce moment.
             I am working more at the moment.
           Je veux faire plus.
             I want to do more.
     4. adv. (before a noun) more (indicating a greater quantity; followed by de)
           Elle a plus de chocolat.
             She has more chocolate.
           Il n'y a plus de travail.
             There is no more work.
           plus de la moitié reste.
             more than half's remaining
     5. adv. more (supplementary, preceded by de)
           Une heure de plus et il sera mort
             One more hour and he will be dead.
           Un kilo de plus, s'il vous plaît
             One more kilo, please
     6. adv. (preceded by a definite article) most, -est (used to form superlatives of adjectives and adverbs)
           la plus grande
             the biggest
           le plus difficile
             the most difficult
     7. adv. (usually with the negative particle ne, see usage notes below) no longer, not ... any more
           Tu n'existes plus - You no longer exist or You do not exist any more
     8. n-m. plus, the symbol +
     9. v. first-person singular past historic of plaire
     10. v. second-person singular past historic of plaire
     11. Participle. (obsolete) masculine plural past participle of plaire
on fuyait plus vite
quoi de plus simple
bas
     1. adj. low
     2. adj. bass
     3. adv. low
     4. n-m. socks; stockings; feet
     5. n-m. lower end; bottom (of a thing)
     6. n-m. stocking
en bas
tout bas
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