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faute de mieux

Pronunciation: /fəʊt də ˈmjəː/
Pronunciation: /fot də mjø/

adverb

For want of a better alternative: women often couldn’t pay the fines, and sheriffs could end up imprisoning them faute de mieux
More example sentences
  • But he paints a poignant picture: his sticking to his circle, faute de mieux, is presumably a direct consequence of the events that have defined his short and turbulent life.
  • It has reached the point now where he is regarded faute de mieux in some quarters as an acceptable guarantor of stability in an inherently unstable and fragmented country.
  • Although nebulous - even logically suspect - these concepts provided, faute de mieux, the tools for deriving the great wealth of results the calculus had made possible.

Origin

French.

Words that rhyme with faute de mieux

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