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  • v. Present participle of elope.


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  • Since the 1950s, the definition of eloping has been expanded to apply to people who, even if their families are overjoyed at their union, decide to get married quickly and privately, either in a courthouse or in a religious ceremony.

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  • When it comes time to tying the knot, Khan rejects the idea of eloping and opts to slowly win the approval of her crusty, patriarchal dad and the rest of her clan, back in Punjab.

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  • Apart from the picturesque reasons, many people seize upon the idea of eloping or throwing destination weddings for practical purposes involving various kinds of self-preservation.

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  • I shall be offended — I shall be extremely concerned — if I hear that word eloping mentioned again —

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  • "Believe me, the idea of eloping ran through my mind many times these past few months, " Jodie said.

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  • I will even admit that her domestic life was so miserably unbearable that she would entertain the idea of eloping with Warren: that she went so far as to attempt to carry that idea into execution.


  • When the young Pawnee perceived that there were difficulties in the way, which would ever be insuperable while he remained a prisoner among the Tetons, he immediately conceived the idea of eloping to his own people, and embraced the first opportunity to apprise

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  • After toying with the idea of eloping to San Francisco, they discovered that City Hall officiants will marry a couple off-site for an $190 fee. - Home Page

  • If the idea of eloping sounds romantic and appealing to you, read on.

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  • In a sense, we are "eloping" since we're having a civil ceremony with just the two witnesses, and then we're leaving the following day for our honeymoon.

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