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[an-twuh-net, -tuh-; French ahn-twa-net] /ˌæn twəˈnɛt, -tə-; French ɑ̃ twaˈnɛt/
[muh-ree;; French ma-ree] /məˈri;; French maˈri/ (Show IPA),
1755–93, queen of France 1774–93: wife of Louis XVI.
a female given name: derived from Antoine. Unabridged
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  • He raised his head; he saw Antoinette; he looked wildly at her, as though he did not recognise her.

    Samuel Brohl & Company Victor Cherbuliez
  • I had probed the hearts of the ruffians, and I did not need Antoinette's warning.

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • The tender Antoinette would dismiss everything from her memory; you would be less than a cipher for her.

    The Duchesse de Langeais Honore de Balzac
  • Antoinette de Mauban shrieked, but I rose to my feet, laughing aloud.

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • But Antoinette, coming from a village some eighty miles away, was a stranger and an alien.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
  • Antoinette heard the door creak, and she was on her feet like a flash.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
  • Mme. Antoinette Szumowska, the Polish pianist and lecturer was at one time termed his "only pupil."

    Piano Mastery Harriette Brower
  • I will write you, sending my letters addressed to your maid, Antoinette.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton Laura Jean Libbey
British Dictionary definitions for Antoinette


/French ɑ̃twanɛt/
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