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Tell her, said my mother to Betty, she knows upon what terms she may come down to us.

This is the eternal agreement, but an agreement of which we find it difficult to accept the terms.

We can't afford any scandal, so we're going to settle at your own terms.

They were unable, they said, to accept the terms offered by Archidamus.

On what terms he took the house is not known; it is not mentioned in his will.

The political officer was firm, and his terms were explicit.

He frequently spoke to me of her ladyship in terms of the warmest approbation.

In these terms did Mr Verloc declare his thirst for revenge.

I care not on what terms I have it—I care not what becomes of me—I am undone!

On the 9th, Nelson landed again, to conclude the terms of the armistice.

WORD ORIGIN

"limiting conditions," early 14c.; see term. Hence expressions such as come to terms, make terms, on any terms, etc. Meaning "standing, footing, mutual relations," as in expression on good terms (with someone), is recorded from 1540s.

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