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adeste fideles

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“Adeste Fideles” [(ah-des-tay fi-day-lis)]

The Latin version of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • "adeste fideles, if you please," said S——, rather taken aback.

    Tom Cringle's Log Michael Scott
  • She took a little book from her pocket and read to us a hymn,—'O come, all ye faithful,' the old 'adeste fideles.'

    Solomon Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • The adeste fideles had summoned few to worship, and the praise had sounded thin and hollow.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • The women-folk began to clear their throats for the adeste fideles with which the festivity concluded.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan

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