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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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She drew another match against the wall: it was again light, and in the lustre there stood the old grandmother, so bright and radiant, so mild, and with such an expression of love.
Starting up in the darkness I snatched at my matches and, hastily striking one, I saw three stooping white creatures similar to the one I had seen above ground in the ruin, hastily retreating before the light.
The officer had followed the brilliant train in the air; he endeavored to precipitate himself upon the barrel and tear out the match before it reached the powder it contained.
So while the others were searching for the mouth she hunted for pieces with red hair, and found several of them which, when matched to the other pieces, formed the top of a man's head.
Again he went down on his knees and elbows as he had done when he lighted a cigarette, got out his matches, and proceeded to strike one.
I planned the match from that hour; and when such success has blessed me in this instance, dear papa, you cannot think that I shall leave off matchmaking."
Hastily I lit the last remaining match. Its faint gleam discovered to us a dark mass of water running at our feet.
"It would not be a great match for Henrietta, but Charles has a very fair chance, through the Spicers, of getting something from the Bishop in the course of a year or two; and you will please to remember, that he is the eldest son; whenever my uncle dies, he steps into very pretty property.
There is none of the colour and tastiness of get-up, you will perceive, which lends such a life to the present game at Rugby, making the dullest and worst-fought match a pretty sight.
I have come straight from our friend Eadom o' the Blue Boar, and there I heard the full news of this same match. But, master, I know from him, and he got it from the Sheriff's man Ralph o' the Scar, that this same knavish Sheriff hath but laid a trap for thee in this shooting match and wishes nothing so much as to see thee there.
Collins had been taken in; thirdly, she trusted that they would never be happy together; and fourthly, that the match might be broken off.
Poor Sophia was too much in her aunt's power to deny her anything positively; she was obliged to promise that she would see Mr Blifil, and be as civil to him as possible; but begged her aunt that the match might not be hurried on.