But the entendre and innuendo permeates the rest of the series—often innocently, but sometimes far more blatantly.
Devez entendre que la pluspart de cette ville, hommes et femmes, tiennent fermement l'ancienne foi.
Mais peut-tre y avait-il une bonne part d'exagration dans ce que les Werstiens croyaient voir, entendre et ressentir.
also double-entendre, 1670s, from French (where it was rare and is now obsolete), literally "a twofold meaning," from entendre (now entente) "to hear, to understand, to mean." The proper Modern French phrase would be double entente, but the phrase has become established in English in its old form.