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fere

 (fîr)
n. Archaic
1. A companion.
2. A spouse.

[Middle English, from Old English gefēra; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

fere

(fɪə; Scottish fiːr)
n
1. a companion
2. Also: fier a husband or wife
[Old English gefēra, from fēran to travel; see fare]
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Raoul followed the well-known road, so dear to his memory, which led from Blois to the residence of the Comte de la Fere.
The Comte de la Fere, still faithful to his principles of loyalty and royalty, one day developed before his son in the vaults of Saint Denis, -- the Comte de la Fere, in the name of his son, had always declined them.
de la Fere, with his invariable good sense, had immediately sent him again to the prince.
de la Fere, without accenting his words more strongly, but with a rather severer look.
But at the moment he was about to fly into a passion, so as to procure either a horse or an explanation, he was struck with the recollection that the Comte de la Fere lived in the neighborhood.
Grimaud, the comte's intendant, always pays me when he makes use of that carriage; and I should not wish the Comte de la Fere to have to reproach me with having imposed on one of his friends.
The master, having got the carriage ready, ordered one of his men to drive the strangers to La Fere.
God knows, Planchet, that I should fly from a sight so sad if I did not wish to show my respect for the illustrious shadow of what was once the Comte de la Fere, whom we loved so much.
We are looking for the house of Monsieur de la Fere," said D'Artagnan.
Thou must add," said D'Artagnan, "that a gentleman who is passing by wishes to have the honor of paying his respects to the Comte de la Fere, and if thou art satisfied with what thou hearest, then mention my name
Yes, Milady," replied Athos; "the Comte de la Fere in person, who comes expressly from the other world to have the pleasure of paying you a visit.
And the name of Athos as well concealed the Comte de la Fere, as the name Milady Clarik concealed Anne de Breuil.