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  • noun Alternative spelling of abbé.

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  • noun a French abbot

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Examples

  • The Italian and the abbe were the first who began to grow whimsical under the influence of the burgundy; and, in the heat of their elevation, proposed that the company should amuse themselves during the remaining part of the night, at the house of an obliging dame, who maintained a troop of fair nymphs for the accommodation of the other sex.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • She knows my concern, and shall be made acquainted with yours, and her knowing that the abbe is a man of merit will be sufficient to make her interest herself in his behalf.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • You are aware that the abbe is a remarkable violinist: he sent for his instrument; M. Larinski seated himself at the piano, and the two gentlemen played a concert by M.zart -- divine music performed by two angels of the first class.

    Samuel Brohl and Company

  • Of all the persons who witnessed Baron d'Escorval's terrible fall, the abbe was the only one who did not despair.

    The Honor of the Name

  • The abbe was my inseparable companion through the whole first day.

    Mauprat

  • "Did I not tell you," said Pompadour, "that the abbe was a precious man?"

    The Conspirators The Chevalier d'Harmental

  • There was an instant's silence; the abbe was the first to break it.

    Celebrated Crimes (Complete)

  • The abbe was a native of Brescia, but he had chosen Sorento as his residence.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • I then wrote the letter of which the abbe was to be the bearer.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • She knows my concern, and shall be made acquainted with yours, and her knowing that the abbe is a man of merit will be sufficient to make her interest herself in his behalf.

    The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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