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Eugénie

[œ-zhey-nee] /œ ʒeɪˈni/
noun
1.
Comtesse de Teba
[de te-bah] /dɛ ˈtɛ bɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Marie Eugénie de Montijo de Guzmán) 1826–1920, wife of Napoleon III, born in Spain: Empress of France 1853–71.
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  • Eugénie complains that "it sings too much and does not talk enough."

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  • There are none who know the Empress Eugénie who do not revere and love her.

  • Of course Eugénie would have heard all about the affair of yesterday.

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  • Should I return to the plantation, and seek another interview with Eugénie.

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  • Lost in admiration of them, I had for the moment forgotten Eugénie Besançon.

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  • I believe the aunt has no children of her own, and Eugénie will inherit.

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  • I should be astonished at it, if it were any one else than Eugénie Besançon.

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  • The first is, that the Empress Eugénie is an injured and interesting victim.

  • The Empress Eugénie, the wife of another Napoleon, is still living.

British Dictionary definitions for Eugénie

Eugénie

/French øʒeni/
noun
1.
original name Eugénia Maria de Montijo de Guzman, Comtesse de Téba. 1826–1920, Empress of France (1853–71) as wife of Napoleon III
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