Definitions of Tete

  1. A kind of wig; false hair.
  2. A wig or cap of false hair.
  3. A lady's false hair or front.

Usage examples for Tete

  1. I do want a tete- a- tete with Claude so very, very badly. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  2. 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
  3. She did enjoy those tete- a- tete evenings, when Felix opened to her more than he had ever done before; and yet it was an immense relief to have the day fixed for Wilmet's return, and how much more to have her walking into the room with all the children clinging about her in incoherent ecstacy, which had not subsided enough for much comprehension when Felix came joyously in. – The Pillars of the House, V1 by Charlotte M. Yonge
  4. " The conditions," the Baron observed, " seem favourable for a tete- a- tete." – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. To dine tete- a- tete with that fellow! – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  6. I know all about your tete- a- tete with our charming young friend this afternoon! – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  7. " 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
  8. A more general mingling of the occupants of the drawing- room put an end to the various tete- a- tetes, and Grey Stuart's present anxiety was somewhat abated; but she did not feel any the more at rest upon seeing that the young rajah had softly approached Hilton, and was smiling at him in an innocently bland way, bending towards him as he spoke, and keeping very close to his side for the rest of the evening. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. Longstreet, meanwhile, marched towards the bridge at Rappahannock Station, where the enemy had established a tete- de- pont, and bringing his guns into action at every opportunity, made brisk demonstrations along the river. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  10. The fathers of your own people; the white traders of Tete and the Zambesi. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  11. One learns some curious things in your company; but we shall not travel tete- a- tete again." – 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
  12. But other young fellows had found out the attractions of the girl who was " hanging out at the Clymer Ketchum concern," and callers were plenty, reducing tete- a- tetes in a corresponding ratio. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. But at this moment he was informed that he was not to appear, for fear that he might be influenced by the memory of his ancient friendship for the prisoner, whom he only saw tete- a- tete. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  16. No detailed record has come down to us of these days of tete- a- tete existence. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  17. He claims his absence at Tete, at the time of the visit of the Kanzlar, alone prevented his social position being publicly recognized. – The Congo and Coasts of Africa by Richard Harding Davis
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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