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"I congratulate you on your engagement," he said at last, looking up with a face that seemed to Bernard hard and unnatural.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Engagement between the Austrians and Piedmontese before Verona; great loss on both sides.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Scarce a day passed without some engagement in which the King of Naples showed his audacity and his talent as a leader.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Old Mrs. Wurzel turned confidentially to the vicar's wife and said, "Is her engagement generally known?"
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Miss Thangue's mind was occupied at first with the obvious engagement of Gwynne and Mrs. Kaye.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Covenanting in civil life is the exercise of entering into a covenant engagement, or of renewing it.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
It is one indeed generally of a short period, yet not on that account the less an engagement.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Evidence has been given, that the latter kind of oaths, viewed as promissory, brings under an engagement to God.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
I have in every respect fulfilled my part of the engagement with the adventurers, and expect that they will do the same with me.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
And the resolution to abandon Satan and his cause enters into the covenant engagement.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ENGAGEMENT

  • affair
  • appointment
  • date
  • engagement
  • heavy date
  • illicit meeting
  • love nest
  • one-night stand
  • quickie
  • rendezvous
  • secret meeting
  • tryst
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