Not Osric nor Iachimo detests the mot propre more than Sidney.
It was not a double-entendre, but a mot of triple ambiguity.
I mot nede is used for 'I must needs'; see examples in Mtzner, Alteng.
It is a mot that one hears every language spoken in Rome, except the Italian!
"mot d'ordre," repeated the sentinel, barring the way and not replying.
This waiting for the mot d'ordre from a set of fellows who work in the dark is not to my humor.
Paris is waiting for the mot d'ordre of the deputies of the Left.
The mot was very pretty, in French, and well turned was n't it?
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]