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La Fontaine

[French la fawn-ten] /French la fɔ̃ˈtɛn/
noun
1.
Henri
[French ahn-ree] /French ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA),
1854–1943, Belgian statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1913.
2.
Jean de
[zhahn duh] /ʒɑ̃ də/ (Show IPA),
1621–95, French poet and fabulist.
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  • Madame de la fontaine dropped her eyes with a perceptible frown of displeasure; but again she looked up, smiling.

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  • At least, he gathered this from Madame de la fontaine's conversation.

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  • They did suppose so, and thus I was able to save my friends, the fontaine family.

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  • So they sat down on the rustic bench, by the fontaine lumineuse.

  • In it was a settler named fontaine, trying to reach the fort with his family.

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  • Estelle had been to the fontaine des Eaux several times in her walks with Jack.

  • "I will go to-night and see what Ma'am fontaine says," she thought.

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  • "It is a beautiful language, Professor fontaine," Marjorie assured him.

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La Fontaine

/French la fɔ̃tɛn/
noun
1.
Jean de (ʒɑ̃ də). 1621–95, French poet, famous for his Fables (1668–94)
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