[ mon-tuh-span; French mawn-tes-pahn ]
/ ˈmɒn təˌspæn; French mɔ̃ tɛsˈpɑ̃ /
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Marquise de Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart, 1641–1707, mistress of Louis XIV of France.
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How to use Montespan in a sentence
Mabille particularly likes Mata Hari or The Marquise de Montespan as women of intrigue.Salt's Spy Style|Stephanie LaCava|July 23, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Yet after the dismissal of Montespan she seemed to be such, until she had with transcendent art and tact attained her end.
And this appeared even long before Madame de Montespan had lost her ascendency.
The court which she adorned and ruled was not so brilliant as it had been under Madame de Montespan, but was still magnificent.
Maintenon always appealed to the higher nature of the King; Montespan to the lower.
If the palace was not so gay as during the reign of Madame de Montespan, it was more decorous and more intellectual.
British Dictionary definitions for Montespan
/ (French mɔ̃tɛspɑ̃) /
Marquise de, title of Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart. 1641–1707, French noblewoman; mistress of Louis XIV of France
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