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Misalliance

noun
1.
An unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage).






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"Misalliance" Quotes from Famous Books



... were—engaged to her!" The shock had cone. His mother's terrible alternative was now before him in all its naked horror. A shiver ran through him. The thought of a man, with a future as brilliant as his, being blighted at the outset by such a misalliance. He felt the colour leave his face. He knew he was ghastly pale. The little arbour seemed to close in on him and stifle him. He could scarcely breathe. He murmured, his eyes half closed, as if picturing some vivid nightmare: "Engaged! Don't, mother, please." He trembled again: "Good lord! ...
— Peg O' My Heart • J. Hartley Manners



Words linked to "Misalliance" :   matrimony, spousal relationship, union, marriage, misally, wedlock, mesalliance



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