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Vis-a-vis   Listen
adverb
Vis-a-vis  adv.  Face to face.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Vis-a-vis" Quotes from Famous Books



... a pleasant vis-a-vis. He wore the same picturesque ruffianliness of apparel as his fellows, but the resemblance stopped there. He lacked their dusky bloom, their clearness of eye, the suppleness and easy flow of muscle that is the hall-mark of these frontiersmen. He was fat and squat and had ...
— Judith Of The Plains • Marie Manning

... the Vienna described by Madame de Stael in 1810: 'Dans ce pays, l'on traite les plaisirs comme les devoirs. . . . Vous verrez des hommes et des femmes executer gravement, l'un vis-a-vis de l'autre, les pas d'un menuet dont ils sont impose l'amusement, . . . comme s'il [the couple] dansait pour l'acquit ...
— Tracks of a Rolling Stone • Henry J. Coke

... when, one moment, it may be inaudible to her whom you address, through the rampagious gallopading and ladies-chaining of excited quadrillers; and, the next, be so raised in pitch, from the sudden hush that falls on band and dancers alike, between the figures, that your opposite vis-a-vis, and the neighbouring side couples, can hear every syllable of your frantic declaration—much to their ...
— She and I, Volume 2 - A Love Story. A Life History. • John Conroy Hutcheson

... corner after making a slight bow on perceiving the presence of women in the car, one of whom evidently merited the attention of every young commercial traveler and troubadour. I set myself to examine my vis-a-vis, dividing my attention between ...
— The Cross of Berny • Emile de Girardin

... the Comedian was seated in a little parlour that adjoined Mr. Hartopp's counting-house,—Mr. Hartopp seated also, vis-a-vis. The Mayor had one of those countenances upon which good-nature throws a sunshine softer than Claude ever shed upon canvas. Josiah Hartopp had risen in life by little other art than that of quiet kindliness. As a boy at school, he had been ever ready to ...
— What Will He Do With It, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton



Words linked to "Vis-a-vis" :   match, complement, tete-a-tete, loveseat, mismatch, equivalent, lounge, opposite number, counterpart, sofa, love seat



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