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  • noun Plural form of abbe.

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Examples

  • In a word, the abbes are a set of people that bear a strong analogy to the templars in London.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • In a word, the abbes are a set of people that bear a strong analogy to the templars in

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom — Volume 01

  • In a word, the abbes are a set of people that bear a strong analogy to the templars in

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom — Complete

  • How many blushing choristers, how many youthful abbes bear on their heads

    Les Miserables

  • A bishop is almost always surrounded by a full squadron of little abbes, just as a general is by a covey of young officers.

    Les Miserables

  • His face was remarkable for a pair of eyebrows as thick as bushes, beneath which sparkled his gray eyes; and for a square nose, thick and long, which gave him somewhat the air of the abbes of former times.

    A Start in Life

  • The Prince rode behind, supported by his Staff, who were almost all of them bishops, archdeacons, or abbes; and the body of ecclesiastics followed, singing to the sound, or rather howl, of serpents and trombones, the Latin canticles of the

    Burlesques

  • The notion of such a Minerva as this, whom I saw in the public places now and then, surrounded by swarms of needy abbes and schoolmasters, who flattered her, frightened me for some time, and

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • Her pleasure was to dispute controversial points with abbes and bishops; and her flatterers said she rivalled Madam Dacier in learning.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • There were, besides the troops regular and irregular, about three thousand priests and abbes with the army, armed with scourging-whips, and chanting the most lugubrious canticles: these reverend men were found to be a hindrance rather than otherwise to the operations of the regular forces.

    Burlesques

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