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I fear not We have a parade and a field-inspection, and then 'rapport' at noon.

There can be no reconciliation, no truce, no "rapport" between these.

Both had this habit of registering the rapport of everything to Sally as a first duty.

There was a rapport between man and animal that was understood.

Don't you think the family will be happier if I am not there to spoil the rapport of departure?

The study of this rapport can only be taken up by an experienced physicist.

Her rapport with the game saved him from his vanity by good luck.

It is impossible to get into the "heart to heart" rapport in the presence of other people.

There we have the rapport between man and totemic animal for which we are seeking.

It is no conjecture that this rapport is exploited for magical and other purposes.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "reference, relation, relationship," from French rapport "bearing, yield, produce; harmony, agreement, intercourse," back-formation from rapporter "bring back; refer to," from re- "again" (see re-) + apporter "to bring," from Latin apportare "to bring," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)).

Psychological meaning "intense harmonious accord," as between therapist and patient, is first attested 1894, though the word had been used in a very similar sense with reference to mesmerism from 1845 (first recorded in Poe). Cf. also report (n.). Johnson frowns on the word and credits its use in English to Sir William Temple, naturalizer of French terms, who did use it but was not the first to do so.

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