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Vis-a-vis   /vˈizəvi/   Listen

A person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another.  Synonyms: counterpart, opposite number.
Small sofa that seats two people.  Synonyms: love seat, loveseat, tete-a-tete.

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"Vis-a-vis" Quotes from Famous Books

... think, is the most exciting part of the whole affair, and the pleasantest." She is seated at breakfast in her cottage at Summering-by-the-Sea. A heap of letters of various stylish shapes, colors, and superscriptions lies beside her plate, and irregularly straggles about among the coffee-service. Vis-a-vis with her sits Mr. Campbell behind a newspaper. "How prompt they are! Why, I didn't expect to get half so many answers yet. But that shows that where people have nothing to do but attend to their social duties they are always prompt—even the men; women, of course, ...
— A Likely Story • William Dean Howells

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

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