elopement

[ ih-lohp-muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF elopement
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On the night of the elopement the two children met at the minister's house.

Of course if they thought it an elopement, they might not take that trouble.

Don't you think an elopement is perfectly splendid—so romantic and all that?

It was the old story—an elopement, a grand row, and then all was forgiven.

I suppose she was always like that; even in the very hour of elopement with Fyne.

Then I adjusted it to the matter in hand which was neither more nor less than an elopement.

What would his friends say if he involved Helene in the scandal of an elopement?

Some said you had been proposing an elopement: others said you hadn't.

I hastened to meet the Delia Torres, and then came our elopement.

You may not hope to make use of a king's ship for the purposes of an elopement.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from elope + -ment. (The word was in Anglo-French in 14c.).

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