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tête-à-tête -- (French)
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • The consequence was, that Elinor set out by herself to pay a visit, for which no one could really have less inclination, and to run the risk of a tete-a-tete with a woman, whom neither of the others had so much reason to dislike.
  • Edward was allowed to retain the privilege of first comer, and Colonel Brandon therefore walked every night to his old quarters at the Park; from whence he usually returned in the morning, early enough to interrupt the lovers’ first tete-a-tete before breakfast.

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  • Our last tete-a-tete?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • The countess wished to have a tete-a-tete talk with the friend of her childhood, Princess Anna Mikhaylovna, whom she had not seen properly since she returned from Petersburg.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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