joie de vivre

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joie de vivre

Ebullient happiness and love of life. (From French, literally meaning "joy of living.") He isn't the most responsible person I've ever met, but his joie de vivre is positively infectious.
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ˌjoie de ˈvivre

(from French, written) a feeling of great happiness and enjoyment of life: After the depressing events of the last few months, Mina felt that it was time to put a little joie de vivre back into their lives.
This French phrase means ‘joy of living’.
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I hope that by exploring this list and learning about these amazing talents, we can learn more about what French Art de Vivre means today, and perhaps live it a little ourselves
To raise funds to fulfill its mission, Fondation Nez pour Vivre and Quebecor are inviting all Quebecers to take part in a giant gathering that will try to break the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously wearing clown noses.
Reserve quoique doue d'une volonte d'airain, le futur prince ne lundi dans le sixieme mois de l'annee du Serpent "ne doit pas vivre pres de l'eau" s'il desire une vie conjugale sereine, estime Au Chung-tak, maEtre de feng shui, l'art divinatoire chinois, exercant a Hong Kong.
Le directeur l'Agence islamique de Secours a Darfour-El Geneina a dit dans un point de presse que les projets de demobilisation et de reinsertion ont ete realises par un financement de la mission de l'ONU et de l'Union africaine (MINUAD) indiquant que ces projets ciblent 400 jeunes hommes et femmes qui ont ete formes sur les moyens de vivre et de la production dans le domaine agricole , la production animale et les petits projets, tels que (cafeterias, laveries des vehicules, generateurs d'electricite,epluchage des grains).
Media Wales-sponsored award winner Joie De Vivre, presented by Tim Gordon, Echo editor, left
Le but de l'auteur est de demontrer que le conformisme social<< permis a la societe canadienne du Regime frangais de constituer un lieu social ou, en general, l'autorite est peu contestee et ou finalement, vivre ne manque pas d'agre-ment>>p.
Jeanbart-Lorenzotti was in Dubai yesterday to initiate a collaboration between Vivre and local designers and artists -- although she was not specific about how she wanted to achieve this.
Summary: Celebrated style icon and curator brings Vivre to the UAE.
His task is to test out Renault's research which revealed that there seems to be a positive link between the number of Mgane and the level of joie de vivre in the community.
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Living at the edge, living at the centre : Ireland, Newfoundland, the francophone world: the birth of a new, demarginalised creativity--Vivre en marge, vivre au seuil des possibilites : la Francophonie, l'Irlande, TerreNeuve : naissance d'une expression demarginalisee.
One cannot fully grasp Olitski's stylistic joie de vivre without understanding certain characteristically Jewish attitudes to life.
In the opening variations the dancers display the ballon, epaulement, precise footwork, open port de bras, and joie de vivre and generosity of movement that exemplify Bournonville style.
Even though his mother grew up in what her son called a ``very conservative household'' where there was no drinking or smoking, she had a joie de vivre.
From the Joire de Vivre Lavender Infused Carrot Ginger Soup to the That's Amore Tofu Cacciatore to the Conquering Lion Cashew "Cheez," these dishes are rich in delectable treats for anyone looking to spice up their diet with yummy flavors from around the world.