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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.
CHANTILLY IN HISTORY AND ARTLOUISE M. RICHTER
It was a mariage de convenance—there'd been no wooing, no winning.
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTSEDITH WHARTON
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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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONVENANCE

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  • drillings
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  • effects
  • experiences
  • homework
  • iterations
  • operations
  • preparations
  • preppings
  • recitations
  • recountings
  • rehearsals
  • relatings
  • repetitions
  • seasonings
  • studies
  • trainings
  • tune-ups
  • uses
  • work-outs
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