Sentence examples of "premier" in French with translation "the former"

Le poisson et la viande sont tous les deux nourrissants, mais la dernière est plus chère que le premier. Fish and meat are both nourishing, but the latter is more expensive than the former.
Il est vrai qu'Aristote distingue le tyran du roi, en ce que le premier gouverne pour sa propre utilité et le second seulement pour l'utilité de ses sujets ; mais il s'ensuivrait de la distinction d'Aristote que depuis le commencement du monde il n'aurait pas encore existé un seul roi. It is true that Aristotle distinguishes the tyrant from the king by the fact that the former governs in his own interest, and the latter only for the good of his subjects; but it would follow from Aristotle's distinction that, from the very beginning of the world, there has not yet been a single king.
Des deux réalisations, je préfère la première à la seconde. Out of the two designs, I prefer the former to the latter.
De ces deux opinions, je préfère la deuxième à la première. Of these two opinions, I prefer the latter to the former.
Je préfère les chiens aux chats, car les premiers sont plus fidèle que les derniers. I like a dog better than a cat, for the former is more faithful than the latter.
La pratique est aussi importante que la théorie, mais nous sommes enclin à estimer la dernière et dédaigner la première. Practice is as important as theory, but we are apt to value the latter and despise the former.
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