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Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
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Noun

Singular
pair

Plural
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  1. Two similar or identical things taken together.
    I couldn't decide which of the two dresses I preferred, so I bought the pair.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Two; a couple of.
  3. Two people in a relationship, partnership or friendship.
    My wife and I make a great pair.
  4. Used in the names of some objects and garments that have two similar parts or halves.
    a pair of scissors
    a pair of jeans
    but not a pair of cymbals
  5. (cricket) A score of zero runs (a duck) in both innings of a two-innings match
  6. (baseball, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A double play, two outs recorded in one play
    They turned a pair to end the fifth.
  7. (baseball, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A doubleheader, two games played on the same day between the same teams
    The Pirates took a pair from the Phillies.
  8. (poker) A poker hand that contains of two cards of identical rank, which cannot also count as a better hand.
  9. (slang) pair of breasts
    She's got a gorgeous pair.

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Verb

Infinitive
to pair

Third person singular
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Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pair (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To put (two people or things) together.

Related terms


Catalan

Verb

pair

  1. to digest

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

pair m. (f. paire, m. plural pairs, f. plural paires)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) even

Antonyms

Noun

pair m. (plural pairs)

  1. peer

Romansch

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:rm:Template:lang:la derivations]] pirum

Noun

pair

  1. pear

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