the French


: the people of France : French people

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The three main incinerators serving the French capital have been mostly blocked, as has a garbage sorting center northwest of Paris. Sylvie Corbet And Elaine Ganley,, 20 Mar. 2023 In 2010, the French government raised the retirement age from 60 to 62, leading to similar protests and strikes. Diego Lasarte, Quartz, 20 Mar. 2023 Likewise, Euromonitor named the French capital the world’s top city in 2022. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2023 The proposal passed the French Senate on March 11, but the National Assembly failed to approve it within the deadline. Annabelle Timsit, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2023 Then there is France's nuclear technology champion Areva, recently saved by a €4.5 billion ($5.1 billion) rescue package from the French government, which is struggling to complete its first EPR reactors. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 Jones, following in the footsteps of Frank Gehry’s and Ridley Scott’s previous collabs with the French brand, choose to pay homage to Cognac and couture in this latest release. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2023 Paris City Hall said that as of Sunday, some 5,400 tons of garbage were piled in streets of the French capital, which included in front of the building where the Senate meets. Elaine Ganley, ajc, 13 Mar. 2023 Some pieces are at the loft, where they’re displayed inside a four-unit cabinet created by the French designers Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand in 1952 for Air France employees stationed in Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. Kurt Soller David Chow, New York Times, 13 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The French.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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