debout aux côtés de

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by Cleare, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. Cleare Senior Member


    I am trying to find a literary translation, but my attempts always sound unatural and not close to the text:

    Quel grand magicien s'est tenu debout aux côtés de Mr X, pendant tout ce temps, ....

    My attempts:
    What big wizard stuck with/was tied up with/was related to/was connected with Mr X the whole time, ...

    Thanks in advance!
  2. harrythelm Senior Member

    USA English
    if it is purely physical, it is simply: stood next to
  3. Cleare Senior Member

    Thank you, harrythelm!
    From the context it's not physical, this magicien/wizard used this poor man to manipulate...:confused:

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