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bonne

(bɔn)
n
(Professions) a housemaid or female servant
[C18: from feminine of bon good]
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Still further, in spite of sword thrusts which weaken, and painful exercises which fatigue, he had become one of the most gallant frequenters of revels, one of the most insinuating lady's men, one of the softest whisperers of interesting nothings of his day; the BONNES FORTUNES of De Treville were talked of as those of M.
She made no ineffectual efforts to conduct her household en bonne menagere, going and coming as it suited her fancy, and, so far as she was able, lending herself to any passing caprice.
D'ou venez-vous--ou allez-vous, d'aussi bonne heure?
Thus all the superior officers being summoned on duty elsewhere, Jos Sedley was left in command of the little colony at Brussels, with Amelia invalided, Isidor, his Belgian servant, and the bonne, who was maid-of-all-work for the establishment, as a garrison under him.
C'est assez, ma bonne amie; a present je ne veux pas vous retenir davantage.
To use an author quoted by himself, 'Tai trouvé souvent que la plupart des sectes ont raison dans une bonne partie de ce qu'elles avancent, mais non pas en ce qu'elles nient , ' and to employ his own language, he has imprisoned his own conceptions by the barrier he has erected against those of others.
Adieu, ma bonne," answered Prince Vasili turning away from her.
You're more likely to earn your living as a bonne a tout faire than as a painter.
Fairfax's parlour fireside, and given her her best wax doll (which I usually kept enveloped in silver paper in a drawer) to play with, and a story-book for change of amusement; and having replied to her "Revenez bientot, ma bonne amie, ma chere Mdlle.
But it would not take us more than two months to get through fifty thousand francs; for, look you, je suis bonne enfante, et tu verras des etoiles, you may be sure.
sighed Porthos, lying down again, like children who contend with their bonne to gain an hour or two more sleep.
The old women would not let the children stay in the room; but they all collected outside the window each morning, if only for a moment, and shouted 'Bon jour, notre bonne Marie