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  • n. Alternative spelling of abbé.

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  • n. a French abbot


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  • 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.


  • "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

  • The abbe was a man of the world, and had, moreover, mixed in the first society of the day; he wore an air of melancholy dignity which Dantes, thanks to the imitative powers bestowed on him by nature, easily acquired, as well as that outward polish and politeness he had before been wanting in, and which is seldom possessed except by those who have been placed in constant intercourse with persons of high birth and breeding.

    The Count of Monte Cristo


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