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  • If all went well, she would for a brief time even have had the title of comtesse.

    A Covert Affair

  • She has no other money or dower but what Aunt Diodora will give her, which will not be much, for in money matters she is not very liberal, and Cenni is called 'comtesse' because it suits Aunt Diodora's whims.

    Dr. Dumany's Wife

  • We went- M. le Dauphin, the comte, and comtesse de Provence and I- last Thursday to the Opera Ball in Paris; we kept the utmost secret.

    Marie-Antoinette and Carnival

  • Françoise de Foix, comtesse de Châteaubriant, held this position from about 1516 until 1530, when she was ousted by this woman, who remained the king's mistress until his death in 1547.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • “Madame la comtesse intends to ride out this morning?” said the footman, leaving the room without further answer.

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • “Monsieur le capitaine Paz begs Madame la comtesse to excuse him,” said the footman, returning.

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • “Adieu, comtesse; I have obeyed your wishes so far; and now I will take the carriage and go home to bed and send it back for you.”

    The Imaginary Mistress

  • “Hey! by what good luck do I see you here, dear Madame la comtesse?” he said.

    A Daughter of Eve

  • “But,” said Mathias, “if Madame la comtesse had given up her diamonds and you had pledged your income you could have pacified your creditors and have paid them off in time.”

    A Marriage Contract

  • “Madame la comtesse answers that she is expecting monsieur.”

    The Magic Skin

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