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alette

[uh-let] /əˈlɛt/
noun
1.
(in classical architecture) a part of a pier, flanking a pilaster or engaged column and supporting either impost of an arch.
2.
a small wing of a building.
3.
either jamb of a doorway.
Origin of alette
1810-1820
1810-20; < French, variant of ailette
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  • alette was lively, agreeable, and well-educated; but she liked best to hear herself talk.

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  • But I was compelled to hear, 'alette is much more sensible than you.

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  • She drew alette to her with a kind of vehemence, kissed her, and then wept silently, leaning on her shoulder.

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  • Do you know, alette, I think you must actually break off with Lexow.

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  • Susanna went now again on Harald's arm, alette on her Alf's.

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  • From the moment of alette's arrival in Semb, there commenced a change there.

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  • Mrs. Astrid had this evening never quitted her room, and Harald could therefore all the more enjoy himself with alette.

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  • alette shook her beautiful head at this enthusiasm for antiquity.

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  • Harald recollected but faintly "The old poet," and both he and Mrs. Astrid begged alette to make them better acquainted with him.

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  • The issue of this strife was, that—Alf got the upper hand of alette.

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