sauve qui peut
/ French (sov ki pø) /
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a state of panic or disorder; rout
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Word Origin for sauve qui peut
literally: save (himself) who can
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How to use sauve qui peut in a sentence
The British in front, the Prussians in the rear: "Sauve qui peut!"The Bronze Eagle|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
The British bayonet was in their front; while a panic fear spread through their ranks, and the cry "Sauve qui peut!"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education
The British bayonet was in their front; while a panic fear spread through their ranks, and the cry of "Sauve qui peut!"Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
When the hawk pounces down upon its quarry, it is sauve qui peut!The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. I (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
Before them, at close range, was a company breaking out of close order in a sauve-qui-peut rout up a reverse slope.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer