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La Fayette

[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; French la fa-yet] /ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-; French la faˈyɛt/
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1.
Marie Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne
[ma-ree maduh-len pyawsh duh la ver-nyuh] /maˈri madəˈlɛn pyɔʃ də la ˈvɛr nyə/ (Show IPA),
Comtesse de, 1634–93, French novelist.
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