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A brunette selects a blonde and a blonde a brunette, as a general rule in matrimony.

Yet it would be unfair to call the brunette beauties of Tanoa savages.

I told him, after consulting you, the story of the letter—of the brunette—everything.

I had found that the brunette, like myself, was in disguise.

You have thought too much of the blonde and not enough of the brunette!

And the brunette, whether appearing as man or woman, should be accused of masquerading.

"Don't say Yes unless his eyes are blue," drawled a brunette.

The brunette followed her, but Lina's little sweetheart remained.

Brunette or blond, beautiful or otherwise, it needed but a moment to find out.

Well, that was when the Ellinses acquired a brunette member of the flock.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from French brunette (masc. brunet), from Old French brunet "brownish, brown-haired, dark-complexioned," fem. diminutive of brun "brown" (12c.), of West Germanic origin (see brown (adj.)). As a noun, "woman of a dark complexion," from 1710. The metathesized form, Old French burnete, is the source of the surname Burnett. Burnete also was used of a wool-dyed cloth of superior quality, originally dark brown.

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