[French la fawn-ten]
- Hen·ri [French ahn-ree] /French ɑ̃ˈri/, 1854–1943, Belgian statesman: Nobel Peace Prize 1913.
- Jean de [zhahn duh] /ʒɑ̃ də/, 1621–95, French poet and fabulist.
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Examples from the Web for fontaine
Fontaine claimed throughout her life that her mother favored de Havilland.Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland’s Epic Sibling Rivalry
December 17, 2013
The best-known version is the Orson Welles/Joan Fontaine film of 1943; a young Anna Paquin plays Jane in a 1996 remake.Battle of the Brontes
March 14, 2011
Madame de la Fontaine was standing in the doorway as before.
At least, he gathered this from Madame de la Fontaine's conversation.
One of these summits is called Talant, the other Fontaine les Dijon.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
Fontaine knows more Greek than any man—and he'll be good to Pluto.The Long Roll
So they sat down on the rustic bench, by the fontaine lumineuse.
- Jean de (ʒɑ̃ də). 1621–95, French poet, famous for his Fables (1668–94)
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