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Vis-a-vis   Listen
Vis-a-vis  n.  
One who, or that which, is face to face with another; esp., one who faces another in dancing.
A carriage in which two persons sit face to face. Also, a form of sofa with seats for two persons, so arranged that the occupants are face to face while sitting on opposite sides.

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"Vis-a-vis" Quotes from Famous Books

... playing whist or euchre. And now we began with waltzes, which passed into polkas, which subsided into other round dances; and then in very exhaustion we fell back in a grave quadrille. I danced with Hosanna; Wolfgang and Sarah were our vis-a-vis. We went through the same set that Noah and his three boys danced in the ark with their four wives, and which has been danced ever since, in every moment, on one or another spot of the dry earth, going round it with the sun, like the drum-beat of England—right and left, first two ...
— The Brick Moon, et. al. • Edward Everett Hale

Words linked to "Vis-a-vis" :   mismatch, equivalent, match, loveseat, counterpart, love seat, couch

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