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[French ey-tyen] /French eɪˈtyɛn/
Estienne (def 1). Unabridged
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  • And the virtuous lady walked out, followed by Felicie, who was crying too, for she had become accustomed to etienne.

    Parisians in the Country Honore de Balzac
  • etienne Lantier was at one time employed in the railway workshop there.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • etienne Dumont: "Some of the seed sown by the audacious hand of Paine were now budding in leading minds."

  • Madame Boche would take Claude and etienne with her for the bridal night.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The dinner bugle had sounded a few moments before Pre etienne had finished, and now we rose to go.

  • The first quarrel which the couple had occurred one evening on account of etienne.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The lad started, and was about to burst into some protestation, but etienne Rambert imperiously checked him.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • After telling about her journey, she asked why no one in the shop knew etienne's name.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • However, on second thought, this metaphor is not happy description; old etienne did not rule—he obeyed.

    The Landloper Holman Day
British Dictionary definitions for etienne


/French etjɛn/
a variant spelling of Estienne
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