Not Osric nor Iachimo detests the mot propre more than Sidney.
It is a mot that one hears every language spoken in Rome, except the Italian!
I mot nede is used for 'I must needs'; see examples in Mtzner, Alteng.
This waiting for the mot d'ordre from a set of fellows who work in the dark is not to my humor.
"mot d'ordre," repeated the sentinel, barring the way and not replying.
The mot was very pretty, in French, and well turned was n't it?
Paris is waiting for the mot d'ordre of the deputies of the Left.
It was not a double-entendre, but a mot of triple ambiguity.
Have we not here the mot to the enigma, the clue to the mystery?
And pleased at this mot, the poet bowed coldly, and went on.
"a witty saying," 1580s, from French mot (12c.) "remark, short speech," literally "word," cognate of Italian motto, from Latin mutum "grunt, murmur" (see mutter). Mot juste (1912) is French, literally "exact word," the precisely appropriate expression in some situation.
The mot juste is an expression which readers would like to buy of writers who use it, as one buys one's neighbour's bantam cock for the sake of hearing its voice no more. [Fowler]