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Nevertheless, since she married—as girls in France do—not to please herself, but her parents, she made a mariage de convenance.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
He was thinking of this marriage de convenance he must make, of this bride he must one day take home to England.
A CHANGED HEARTMAY AGNES FLEMING
Of course I shall have to marry one day or other, but I'm afraid it will be what the French call a mariage de convenance.
BY RIGHT OF CONQUESTARTHUR HORNBLOW
This mariage de convenance brought no happiness to the parties concerned, and ended in completely crushing the unloved wife.
It was a mariage de convenance—there'd been no wooing, no winning.
There had been no suggestion in their many tte--ttes that they were about to embark upon a mariage de convenance.
THE GOLDEN WEBANTHONY PARTRIDGE
Ibsen is in favor of the mariage de convenance, which suppresses, without favor, the absurdity of love-matches.
HENRIK IBSENEDMUND GOSSE
"It would be nothing worse than a mariage de convenance," said Uncle William.
THE HEROWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
I can't bear to think of any one so lovely doing anything so sordid, so miserable, as making a mariage de convenance.'
FRANKLIN KANEANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
Mine is, if you like, a mariage de convenance, in the sense that Gerald is a poor man and cannot marry unless he marries money.
FRANKLIN KANEANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK

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