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tout le monde

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The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
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Etymology

From tout (all) + le (the) + monde (people). Literally meaning "all the people".

Pronoun

tout le monde

  1. everyone, everybody

Quotations

The phrase has been borrowed several times in English contexts:

  • "Tout le monde is now saying these particular trans fats are so completely and utterly heinous for our tickers and arteries that lard is starting to look good again." — New York Observer, August 29, 2005
  • "What's the sample here - a dozen people, a thousand, a million, tout le monde?" — Star Tribune, February 4, 2001
  • "And when the aura of sports reaches the stratospheric level of a Michael Jordan, tout le monde takes notice." — Chicago Tribune, November 20, 1991

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