tete a tete

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv tete a tete without the intrusion of a third person; in intimate privacy "we talked tete-a-tete"
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Usage

In literature:

It is evident he is eager to avoid a tete-a-tete, but this does not occur to her.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
It subsequently developed, in a tete-a-tete with the wife, that she had read all of Mr. Farquaharson's stories and adored them.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
No mental analysis now; no long hours of retrospection, no tete-a-tete interviews with my soul.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
This was the place for our tete-a-tete.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
In their tete-a-tetes Esther shows continuing interest for charitable matters.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The leader of the porters from Tete sprang forward with a cry of exasperation.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
He was now permitted to see Zuleika almost constantly and their love tete-a-tetes were of the most delicious and impassioned description.
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
Tete Rouge woke one morning, and turning to his companion, saw his eyes fixed upon the beams above with the glassy stare of a dead man.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
We slept in a stable in the Rue de la Femme-sans-tete.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
On the wide level barrens beyond the Tete-a-Gouche River the locomotive reached its best speed, purring like a huge cat and running smoothly.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
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In poetry:

She dandled Tommy on the knee;
They both were equal, both were free;
Held conversation tete à tete;
The cake and sugar-plumbs were sweet.
These visits often were repeated;
But not a visit was regretted.
"The Valentine" by William Hutton

In news:

SoCal > Podcasts > ALOUD at Central Library > Hazel Rowley, Tete a Tete: Simone de Beavoir and Jean-Paul Sartre .
A photo of the pencil sketch "Tete de Femme".
Combine Tete-a-tete daffodils with pussy willow branches for an instant spring garden.
But the idea that being witness to sarcastic criticisms could actually help people solve creative, complex problems better than those who were exposed to relaxed tete-a-tetes is a thought-provoking idea.
The Hollywood A-list pair enjoyed a tete a tete after a chance meeting at the Toronto Film Festival last week, and to say the actor was enamored with Robert Pattinson's ex would be an understatement, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Democrats vs Republicans Debate Tete -a- Tete on 'The New Normal'.
The James Johnson-Earl Clark tete -a- tete .
Tom Snyder Turned Television Into a Tete -a- Tete .
SoCal > Podcasts > ALOUD at Central Library > Hazel Rowley, Tete a Tete : Simone de Beavoir and Jean-Paul Sartre.
Inslee's presidential tete -a- tete .
Democrats vs Republicans Debate Tete-a-Tete on 'The New Normal'.
The James Johnson-Earl Clark tete-a-tete .
Tom Snyder Turned Television Into a Tete-a-Tete .
In "Tete-a-Tete, Tuileries Gardens," from 1910, Frank Wilcox shows a lively ability in watercolor while capturing an urban vignette of a man and woman speaking privately (but in the open).
People gathered by a river to bathe, play and wash their dishes in the Tete region of northern Mozambique .
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