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La Vallière

[la va-lyer] /la vaˈlyɛr/
noun
1.
Duchesse de [dy-shes duh] /dyˈʃɛs də/ (Show IPA), (Francoise Louise de la Baume Le Blanc) 1644–1710, French noblewoman and mistress of Louis XIV of France: later a religious.
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  • la valliere uttered a loud cry, and fell trembling into an armchair, as the king advanced respectfully toward her.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • At the door of the sixth carriage he saw la valliere's fair countenance.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • There was only just time for la valliere to sketch out her hand to take hold of the handkerchief with its valuable contents.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • la valliere understood that it was to pick up the silk winder.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • He rather bore along rather than accompanied la valliere, until they perceived the elevated ground of Chaillot.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "Tell us the reason of this cruelty, you who are all heart," said Athenais to la valliere.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • la valliere still remained silent, but raised her eyes, brimful of affection, toward the king.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • la valliere wrung her hands, and hid her face in them, as if to hide her blushes.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Montalais must be as much embarrassed as la valliere and yourself.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • It is asserted that the king is madly in love with that little la valliere.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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