Tete

[t_ˈiː_t], [tˈiːt], [tˈiːt]

Definitions of Tete:

  1.   A lady's false hair or front. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2.   A wig or cap of false hair. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for Tete:

  1. When the door opened she looked up with that shrinking expression of dread which is so pitiful to see on a young face, for to be left tete a- tete with Mademoiselle seemed under the circumstances the most terrible thing that could happen. ” – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. “ No detailed record has come down to us of these days of tete a- tete existence. ” – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  3. “ I know all about your tete a- tete with our charming young friend this afternoon! ” – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  4. The duke and the count dined tete a- tete and sat long over their wine, although they drank but little. ” – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  5. The small criminality of this morning tete a- tete which Nanon pretended not to see, gave to their innocent love the lively charm of a forbidden joy. ” – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  6. Sometimes in those terrible half- dreams in the dark of early morn when suddenly waked by conscience to hold a tete a- tete with her, he would imagine himself walking into the bank, and encountering the eyes of all the men on his way to his uncle, whom next to his father he feared- then find himself running for refuge to the bosom of his mother. ” – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  7. “ " The conditions," the Baron observed, " seem favourable for a tete a- tete – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. “ Lucrezia feigned not to hear, but it was to her Ariadne's clue, for, as we were to remain altogether during our visit to the beauties of Tivoli, we had no chance of a tete a- tete through the day. ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. “ " How is it, then," said Canalis, displeased at his tete a- tete being thus broken in upon, " that Monsieur le duc has had so little success in a matter where his title would seem to be of special service to him?" ” – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  10. While I was ushered into the princess's room, he remained with the countess in the ante- chamber: in spite of the people and servants who were hanging about, I doubt not that they managed a tete a- tete but I had no leisure to think of them, for I was playing the most delicate move in all my difficult game. ” – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

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