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Word of the Day 01/31/21 Mal du Pays

Mal du Pays (noun)
mal du pays [ mal dy pey-ee ]


noun French.
1. homesickness.

Origin: Late 18th century; earliest use found in Philip Thicknesse (1719–1792), travel writer. From French mal du pays homesickness from mal + du of the + pays country.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR MAL DU PAYS
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?
26 EARTHQUAKES LATER, FRACKING’S SMOKING GUN IS IN TEXAS|JAMES JOINER|JANUARY 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST

The fear that Pascal might weather the storm has Du Vernay, Oprah Winfrey, and other Hollywood elites pulling their punches.
THE DISASTER STORY THAT HOLLYWOOD HAD COMING|DOUG MCINTYRE|DECEMBER 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Twenty-eight years ago, Veronique Vial was asked to photograph Cirque du Soleil.
A BACKSTAGE LOVE AFFAIR WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL|ALLISON MCNEARNEY|DECEMBER 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

When Vial got that first assignment, she was just beginning her photography career, and Cirque du Soleil was only a few years old.
A BACKSTAGE LOVE AFFAIR WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL|ALLISON MCNEARNEY|DECEMBER 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST

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