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Definition a friendly understanding between political powers
  • She warned of a Russia/China entente aimed at thwarting the interests of the United States.
  • When that fail he make straight for his last resource, his last earth-work I might say did I wish double entente.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • CHAPTER XXX Another local consequence of the trial was a HinduMoslem entente.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • If we do declare war, whether against the Central Powers or the Entente, it will be at the end, perhaps next spring.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Is that double entente?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • ...he'd been getting a lot of inside stuff on the war—right straight from headquarters—he was in touch with some men—couldn't name them but they were darn high up in both the War and State Departments—and he would say—only for Pete's sake they mustn't breathe one word of this; it was strictly on the Q.T. and not generally known outside of Washington—but just between ourselves—and they could take this for gospel—Spain had finally decided to join the Entente allies in the Grand Scrap.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • They shook hands, in a half-embrace that typified the entente.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Aren't they trying to make an Entente cordiale now at Tay Pay's dinnerparty with perfidious Albion?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The French, for many years, called a certain contraband appliance a /capote Anglaise/, but after the /entente cordiale/ they changed the name to /capote Allemande/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Speak you englishman tongue for double entente cordiale.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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