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is this a word i should learn?  the dictionary defines it as "hold" and "influence" and gives the example "e'tendre son emprise such qch."  it also says "sous l'emprise de" which is "under the influence of" and gives the examples "sous l'emprise de l'alcool" and "sous l'emprise de la colere".  

i see that "sous l'influence de" is an expression and would guess it's more common esp. since it correlates directly to the english expression.  


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I am fairly familiar with "emprise" 

Again we need Chantal  or someone  else  for a more detailed description .

Just from google though , "sous l'influence" seems to be a far more common expression than "sous l'emprise" (a good 20 times more common in the search returns) and I suspect that  there may be  a distinct difference between the two that would require more familiarity than I have  to  know.


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