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oui

[wee] /wi/
adverb, noun, French.
1.
yes.
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  • oui, monsieur—a single one; but it is too high for monsieur.

  • "oui," said she, smiling, but not trusting herself to repeat the word.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • You mean she put you out—ah, oui, she has a diable of a temper when angry.

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow
  • I must relate to you a very pretty response on the part of oui oui.

  • But once they begin the parlez-vous, oui, oui, I'm a gone goose.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • “Mais, oui,” said Aristide, with an offended air of challenge.

  • oui, monsieur,” replied Massan, as he turned on his heel and walked away.

    Ungava R.M. Ballantyne
  • Ah, oui, I lost all my spirits, and my comrade François at the same time!

    The Young Fur Traders R.M. Ballantyne
  • oui, monsieur; oui, oui,” was answered by all of them simultaneously.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • oui, monsieur”—that was precisely what she meant; that was the summit of Mont Blanc.

    Rivers of Ice R.M. Ballantyne

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