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- n. an offer of marriage
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Maybe she was hoping that when it came to a crisis, such as a marriage proposal from an American, I would be able to shake off all that acquired philological decadence and return to my innate Russianness.
The first marriage proposal came from Chang's matchmaker, who went to the bonesetter and related the good omens.