The abbes and the Bishops and the priests are alike distrustful and hostile.
The secret of the Lesbians was only employed, however, by the abbes and the castrata.
The two abbes escaped as they best could, under protection of a number of friends.
Although a man who frequents the society of abbes is not thought much more of than one who frequents the society of girls.
The fact is, he can not get out of it; he has met the two abbes, twice running, at Ernestine's.
So that whan sche receyueth newe, sche moste restore the olde to the abbes.
The young abbes had taken Care to engross them so, that there seemd to be no Possibility of coming near them.
The house in question had always been occupied by abbes, and it belonged to an old maid named Mademoiselle Gamard.
These two Italian abbes were ne plus ultras in luxury and effeminacy.
Your friends the abbes are well, and always speak of you with affection.
1520s, title given in France to "every one who wears an ecclesiastical dress," especially one having no assigned ecclesiastical duty, from French abbé, from Late Latin abbatem, accusative of abbas (see abbot).