couple


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"But will there be good room for five couple?I really do not think there will."
In fact, it is possible for a third person to be very intimate, nay even to live long in the same house, with a married couple, who have any tolerable discretion, and not even guess at the sour sentiments which they bear to each other: for though the whole day may be sometimes too short for hatred, as well as for love; yet the many hours which they naturally spend together, apart from all observers, furnish people of tolerable moderation with such ample opportunity for the enjoyment of either passion, that, if they love, they can support being a few hours in company without toying, or if they hate, without spitting in each other's faces.
When it was ready she could not wait till it was served at the table, but she immediately took a couple of leaves and put them in her mouth.
The two caps, reflected on the window-blind, were the respective head-dresses of a couple of Mrs.
I encountered a couple of hungry-looking dogs, but both hurried circuitously away from the advances I made them.
Suddenly there was a dull thump on the ground: a couple had fallen, and lay in a mixed heap.
Pretty soon we come to a nice innocent-looking young country jake setting on a log swabbing the sweat off of his face, for it was powerful warm weather; and he had a couple of big carpet-bags by him.
'do you reckon he's playing us?--open the paper!' I done it, and by gracious there warn't anything in it but a couple of little pieces of loaf-sugar!
Sharp in a couple of terms was going to Germany for a year.
I sweated out my thousand words a day, every day, except when the shock of fever smote me, or a couple of nasty squalls smote the Snark, in the morning.
The mayor assumed a stern, disapproving air, and his clerk looked up at the couple with malicious curiosity.
'This young couple, the lost youth and Miss Rosa, my ward, though so long betrothed, and so long recognising their betrothal, and so near being married--'