/ French (ɡalɛr) /

  1. a group of people having a common interest, esp a coterie of undesirable people

  2. an unpleasant situation

Origin of galère

C18: literally: a galley

Words Nearby galère

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How to use galère in a sentence

  • I was forming the habit of trusting to pure luck and vogue la galere!

    The Firefly Of France | Marion Polk Angellotti
  • And what have they or you to do in this galere—I mean garden?'

    The Wouldbegoods | E. Nesbit
  • Que le diable allait il faire dans cette galere muttered his Dublin friends.

  • I shall ever think on you with gratitude, and the worst of my censure shall be, Que diable alloit-il faire dans cette galere?'

  • And when he had said it for the tenth time, Moliere's words: "Mais que diable allait-il faire dans cette galere?"

    War and Peace | Leo Tolstoy