may I

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may I \meɪ ˈaɪ\

  1. Puis-je ? Note d’usage : Puis-je m’asseoir ici ?, puis-je fumer ?, puis-je utiliser cela ?, etc. pour demander la permission selon le contexte, souvent avec un geste.
    • I heard a stirring and looked up in time to see Wynn lower himself in the seat opposite me.
      May I?”
      — (Janette Oke, When Calls the Heart, 2005, ISBN 9781585587421, p. 188)
    • “Card tricks?” he asked. “Is that what you mean to show me?”
      […] She pointed to the nearby table. “May I?”
      “Of course.” He started to set his cup down in preparation of helping her, but she waved him away.
      — (Jo Goodman, The Price of Desire, 2008, ISBN 9781420107067, p. 120)
    • Dominic felt an ache in his stomach and reached into the don’s desk humidor and grabbed a cigar. “May I?”
      “Of course. Enjoy it. And get to work.”
      — (David H. Brandin, The Lodge: A Tale of Corruption, 2009, ISBN 978-1440172083, p. 194)
    • She raised her eyebrows and nodded toward the booze. “May I?”
      “Sure.” I said.
      — (Nick Crowe, A Cold Night for Alligators, 2011, ISBN 9780307399717, p. 206)