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  • n. Plural form of elopement.


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  • Sheehan said the number of "elopements" have decreased from 10 years ago.

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  • Inspired by the romanticism of post-World-War-II Tijuana -- think Herb Alpert, tequila-fueled elopements, jai alai, colorful tourist art and street tacos -- Tiki Oasis 11 presents Burros, Black Velvet & Other Delights, an art show benefiting WiLDCOAST.

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  • Too often, young people involved in elopements are eventually found dead, victims of murder or mutual suicides.

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  • I leafed through the love scenes—pausing at infatuations, elopements, and breakups—but skipped all the battles.

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  • Hence the elopements to Gretna Green that are staples of historical romance novels.

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  • Bear in mind, however, that elopements are not by definition “shotgun” weddings.

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  • Classic elopements occurred when either or both sets of parents of the engaged couple forbade the marriage.

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  • Showers can even be thrown for preannounced elopements which sounds like something of an oxymoron, though in the case of destination weddings or elopements, all shower guests should be invited to postwedding receptions, if there are any.

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  • While traveling is implied with both elopements and destination weddings, they really are very different sorts of nuptials.

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  • In the case of elopements, the question is not whether it is appropriate to send a present, but whether people want to.

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