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La Vallière

[la va-lyer] /la vaˈlyɛr/
noun
1.
Duchesse de [dy-shes duh] /dyˈʃɛs də/ (Show IPA), (Francoise Louise de la Baume Le Blanc) 1644–1710, French noblewoman and mistress of Louis XIV of France: later a religious.
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  • But by breaking with him I should not have reestablished la valliere.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • Bragelonne, in his impatience, asks everywhere for la valliere.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  • At the door of the sixth carriage he saw la valliere's fair countenance.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • la valliere sank at the queen's feet, who turned her back upon her.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • la valliere understood that it was to pick up the silk winder.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Louis had placed this bouquet in la valliere's hand as he saluted her.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • You told him candidly, I suppose, that la valliere was deceiving him?

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "I have been here this quarter of an hour," replied la valliere.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "Tell us the reason of this cruelty, you who are all heart," said Athenais to la valliere.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • la valliere wrung her hands, and hid her face in them, as if to hide her blushes.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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