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L’appel du Vide – Glossary Definition

L’appel du Vide – Glossary Definition

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What is L’appel du Vide?

L’appel du vide, a French phrase which literally means “the call of the void,” describes a strong or compelling urge one might feel to jump or fall from a high place, such as from a tall building or precipitously soaring cliff.

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L’appel du vide does not necessarily or often imply a suicidal or self-destructive longing to plummet from great heights, but rather perhaps a non-destructive urge or itch to try to fly from a cliff or tall building down into “the void.”

L’appel du vide is a French phrase with no perfect English translation. 

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