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tête-à-tête -- (French)
Used In
War and Peace
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  • 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.
  • "Though it was tete-a-tete," Anatole continued, "still I can’t…."
  • Despite the uneasy glances thrown at her by Princess Mary—who wished to have a tete-a-tete with Natasha—Mademoiselle Bourienne remained in the room and persistently talked about Moscow amusements and theaters.

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  • Our last tete-a-tete?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler

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