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bien entendu

[bya nahn-tahn-dy] /byæ nɑ̃ tɑ̃ˈdü/
adverb, French.
1.
naturally; of course.
Origin of bien entendu
literally, well understood
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  • Better than Vespers, better than absolution, is Cartoner's repose of manner—for me, bien entendu.

    The Vultures Henry Seton Merriman
  • My Liberalism, bien entendu, does not go that length—no Radicalism, no revolutionary sentiments.

  • But five sols nine deniers the box—the nine deniers being devoted to the funds of the hospital of St. Brieuc, bien entendu!

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman
  • But Burgundy and velvet are the best, bien entendu, and the man is a fool who will not seize the best when the scramble is open.

    Barry Lyndon William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Smiley fut surpris et dégoûté, mais il ne se doutait pas du tour, bien entendu.

    Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Seedy clerks hustled past portly merchants—not their own masters, bien entendu, but those of other seedy clerks.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • It makes their lives so much more interesting—to the onlooker, bien entendu, but not to themselves.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • That wasn't the way he meant to end his sentence, bien entendu.

    The Lightning Conductor Discovers America C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  • I threw myself on the bed with my clothes on (bien entendu), and was fast asleep in five minutes.

    Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  • It must be taken, bien entendu, as a supplementary course to the Liter Humaniores.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen

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