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match

(Contest), noun bout, championship, fight, final game, game, games, joust, matching, meet, playoff game, test, tournament, tourney

match

(Duplicate), noun clone, companion, copy, equal, exact copy, exact duplicate, exact likeness, facsimile, likeness, mate, mirror, mirror copy, model, perfect likeness, reflection, replica, resemblance, semblance, the image, twin

match

(Marriage), noun alliance, arranged marriage, bed, bond, bridal bed, bridebed, cohabitation, commonnaw marriage, conjugal bliss, conjugal bond, conjugality, coverture, getting hitched, holy matrimony, holy wedlock, homosexual marriage, ill-assorted marriage, interfaith marriage, intermarriage, interracial marriage, lesbian, living as man and wife, marriage bed, marriage sacrament, married state or status, married status, matching, match-up, matrimonial union, matrimony, miscegenation, mixed marriage, nuptial bond, one flesh, remarriage, sacrament of matrimony or marriage, splicing, tying the knot, union, wedded bliss, wedded state, wedding knot, wedlock, wifehood
See also: alter ego, coincide, compare, competition, comport, conform, connect, connection, contest, correlate, correspond, counterpart, countervail, duplicate, equipoise, identity, join, matrimony, measure, parallel, peer, recriminate, relate, relation, resemblance, retaliate, same, strife
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Matches were struck, the candles relighted, and the newcomers clearly perceived.
And now tell me-- reach me the matches, like a good boy--thanks--what are your actual relations with Sibyl Vane?
Poligny was written in black ink and exactly similar to that in our possession, except that, at the end, it contained a paragraph in red ink and in a queer, labored handwriting, as though it had been produced by dipping the heads of matches into the ink, the writing of a child that has never got beyond the down-strokes and has not learned to join its letters.
They then lay to, and lowering a skiff or boat, as many as a dozen Frenchmen, well armed with match-locks, and their matches burning, got into it and came alongside; and seeing how few we were, and that our vessel was going down, they took us in, telling us that this had come to us through our incivility in not giving them an answer.
With these views, she found it therefore impossible, from 1804 to 1815, to enter the lists with young girls who were rivalling each other for suitable matches.
As my hands passed over my body they came in contact with pockets and in one of these a small parcel of matches wrapped in oiled paper.
Tramps slouched into the recess and struck matches on the panels; children kept shop upon the steps; the schoolboy had tried his knife on the mouldings; and for close on a generation, no one had appeared to drive away these random visitors or to repair their ravages.
Today he is a drawn, haggard old man, whose white hair matches well with the hollow burning eyes and grief-written lines of his face.
But in all of them I heard a certain sound: a thud-thud-thud, like the beating of some big engine; and I discovered, from the flaring of my matches, that a steady current of air set down the shafts.
There had been a scraping of matches in the room over the conservatory; the open window had shown for a moment, like an empty picture-frame, a gigantic shadow wavering on the ceiling; and in the next half-minute I remembered to tie my shoes.
Good," said Sir Henry's voice at last, and it sounded awful in the intense stillness, "how many matches have you in the box?
To calm himself he sat down in the sledge and got out his cigarettes and matches.