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double entente

[doo-blahn tahnt] /du blɑ̃ ˈtɑ̃t/
noun, plural doubles ententes
[doo-bluh zahn-tahnt] /du blə zɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t/ (Show IPA).
a double meaning; ambiguity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It would be remarkable if the French tongue lent itself as easily as ours to the double entente.

    Our Stage and Its Critics "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"
  • The double entente in his tone did not escape Ronaldson's notice.

    A Lost Leader E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • There is an anecdote of the latter which, as an example of thrust and parry in double entente, is hardly to be matched.

    Court Beauties of Old Whitehall W. R. H. Trowbridge
  • Repeated ordinances were levelled at the actors, aiming at the purification of the stage and preventing words of double entente.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • June, innocently unaware of any double entente in Magda's speech, glanced across at her in astonishment.

    The Lamp of Fate Margaret Pedler

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