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  • proper n. A female given name, the French form of Albertina.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the younger and royal branch of the Saxon house which descended from Albert (German Albrecht), Duke of Saxony (1443–1500).


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  • Léa did not know her, who could assure me that, having certainly seen her at Balbec, she would not recognise her and make a signal to her from the stage that would entitle Albertine to seek admission behind the scenes?

    The Captive

  • When Allegra was just seven, her mother opened a wine bar in Sheppard's Bush called Albertine's.

    Regina Varolli: Allegra McEvedy's Bought, Borrowed & Stolen

  • I doubted that I would be able to sleep if I went home, and it was too early to call Albertine's mother and the boys to tell them what had happened, so when I reached the corner, I turned toward Carl Schurz Park instead.

    Albertine Takes A Tumble

  • I recalled Albertine alighting from a railway-carriage and telling me that she wanted to go to Saint-Mars le Vêtu, and I saw her again also with her ‘polo’ pulled down over her cheeks, I found once more possibilities of pleasure, towards which I sprang saying to myself: “We might have gone on together to Incarville, to Doncières.”

    The Sweet Cheat Gone

  • Serious prospecting for oil in the East African nation began early last decade, mostly in and around the rift valley area known as the Albertine region, which runs along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The legs, the arms are full of blunted memories; a reminiscence germinating in my arm had made me seek the bell behind my back, as I used to in my room in Paris and I had called Albertine, imagining my dead friend lying beside me as she so often did at evening when we fell asleep together, counting the time it would take Françoise to reach us, so that Albertine might without imprudence pull the bell I could not find.

    Time Regained

  • But albeit the idea of Albertine’s death made headway in me, the reflux of the sensation that she was alive, if it did not arrest that progress, obstructed it nevertheless and prevented its being regular.

    The Sweet Cheat Gone

  • Mlle. Vinteuil and her friend, speaking to me of Combray, spoke to me also of Albertine, that is to say of Balbec, since it was because I had long ago seen Mlle. Vinteuil at Montjouvain and had learned of her friend’s intimacy with Albertine, that I was presently, when I returned home, to find, instead of solitude,

    The Captive

  • 'Albertine' is a rambler, and so should be pruned after it has flowered, the growth that has borne flowers cut back to a point just above any strong new shoots that are being produced now. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Helen Yemm's advice on the best way to prune an 'Albertine' rambling rose and manage its growth around the reader's pergola. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph


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