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couple
01. I'll be ready in a [couple] of minutes.
02. Fatima and Oscar make a lovely [couple].
03. There were just [couples] at the party. I was the only single person there.
04. The old [couple] down the street are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
05. His skills, [coupled] with his education, guarantee he will find a good job.
06. We are planning to go travelling in Europe for a [couple] of months.
07. John Steinbeck once remarked that ideas are like rabbits. You get a [couple], and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
08. Henry Fielding once suggested that there is one fool at least in every married [couple].
09. Dave Meurer once said that a great marriage is not when the 'perfect [couple]' comes together. It is when an imperfect [couple] learns to enjoy their differences.
10. Flip Wilson once joked, "If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a [couple] of car payments."
11. A Chinese proverb observes that married [couples] who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.
12. A Danish proverb suggests that a deaf husband and a blind wife will always make a happy [couple].
13. A Malagasy proverb notes that it is not the fire in the fireplace which warms the house, but the [couple] who get along well.

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  • couple — [ kupl ] n. m. et f. • cople 1190; lat. copula « lien, liaison » I ♦ N. f. 1 ♦ Vén. Lien servant à attacher ensemble deux ou plusieurs animaux de même espèce. 2 ♦ Vx ou Région. Deux choses de même espèce. « une bonne couple de soufflets » (Mme de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • couplé — couple [ kupl ] n. m. et f. • cople 1190; lat. copula « lien, liaison » I ♦ N. f. 1 ♦ Vén. Lien servant à attacher ensemble deux ou plusieurs animaux de même espèce. 2 ♦ Vx ou Région. Deux choses de même espèce. « une bonne couple de soufflets »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Couple — Cou ple (k[u^]p l), n. [F. couple, fr. L. copula a bond, band; co + apere, aptum, to join. See {Art}, a., and cf. {Copula}.] 1. That which joins or links two things together; a bond or tie; a coupler. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is in some sort with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • couple — COUPLE. s. f. Deux choses de mesme espece qu on met ensemble. Une couple d oeufs. une couple de chapons. une couple de boëtes de confitures. une couple de bouteilles de vin. donnez m en une couple. ne luy en envoyez pas pour un, il faut luy… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • couple — 1. Couple, as in ‘a couple of…’, needs to be used and understood with care, as it retains its original meaning of ‘two’ alongside its more informal meaning ‘a few’. A couple of friends will usually mean two friends, no more or less, whereas a… …   Modern English usage

  • couple — COUPLE. subst. fém. Deux choses de même espèce qu on met ensemble. Une couple d oeufs. Une couple de chapons. Une couple de boîtes de confitures. Donnez m en une couple. [b]f♛/b] Il ne se dit jamais Des choses qui vont nécessairement ensemble,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • couple — n Couple, pair, brace, yoke are comparable when meaning two things of the same kind. Couple applies to two things of the same sort, regarded as in some way associated, but not necessarily (except in the case of a married or mated pair) matched or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • couple — Couple, f. C est ce qui se consiste en deux ou de deux, ou pour mieux dire les deux choses mesmes, comme une couple de chevaux, Par equorum. Il vient de Copula, qui vient de Copulare, mettre deux choses de mesme espece ensemble: car on ne dira… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • couplé — couplé, ée (kou plé, plée) part. passé. Attaché avec une couple. •   ....Je vois qu ils se soucient D avoir chevaux à leur char attelés De même taille, et mêmes chiens couplés, LA FONT. Cal.. •   Nous fûmes envoyés au bagne couplés comme des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • couple — [kup′əl] n. [ME < OFr cople < L copula, a band, link: see COPULA] 1. anything joining two things together; bond; link 2. two things or persons of the same sort that are somehow associated 3. two people, esp. a man and woman, who are engaged …   English World dictionary

  • Couple — Cou ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coupled} (k[u^]p ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coupling} (k[u^]p l[i^]ng).] [F. coupler, fr. L. copulare. See {Couple}, n., and cf. {Copulate}, {Cobble}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. To link or tie, as one thing to another; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English