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Dateline’s To Catch a Predator televises pedophilia stings in which adults are lured to assignations they think are with minors.
  a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
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assignation assignations
More rarely, the act of assigning.
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  • Dateline’s To Catch a Predator televises pedophilia stings in which adults are lured to assignations they think are with minors.
  • Plus, after my screwdriver misadventure, I didn’t have the stomach for illicit activities, even assignations, no matter how much I lusted for Larry.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Most believed it had been forgotten after a romantic assignation in Trincomalee with a man who may or may not have been in the Cabinet.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Perhaps because my coming assignation with the divine Lapidus had caused me to oscillate between rapture and apprehension, I tried to quell both emotions by drinking several cans of beer—thus violating my self-imposed rule about alcohol during daylight or working hours.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • He took out an assignation ruble note and gave it to Karataev.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Sorry, are you telling me that your demon-slaying buddies need to be driven to their next assignation with the forces of darkness by my mom?
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Evremonde has an assignation elsewhere.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The place is a kind of house of assignation for architects and, of course, you’d sell anything there is to you for a building—oh, I know, for your kind of building, but still you’d sell the soul you haven’t got, so can’t you stand a few hours of boredom for the sake of future possibilities?
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The new address was a cellar dive, whose proprietor said that he had never heard of Duane; but after he had put Jurgis through a catechism he showed him a back stairs which led to a "fence" in the rear of a pawnbroker’s shop, and thence to a number of assignation rooms, in one of which Duane was hiding.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • For a moment, then, the awkwardness of her position struck Marguerite; alone at this hour, in a place where she was well known, and having made an assignation with a young cavalier equally well known, and who arrived in disguise!
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel

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  • Being far away from it she nevertheless irrevocably participated in it now, and shopping with Nicole she was much more conscious of the assignation than Nicole herself.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Lancelot had noticed a ladder in the garden, which was long enough for his purpose—and, although they had made no assignation, the Queen was waiting.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But then I really don’t know it’s right for me to be helping you with such dubious assignations.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • Because privacy is nonexistent in the tenementlike confines of Base Camp, the amorous assignations that took place in this woman’s tent were duly noted by other members of her team, especially the Sherpas, who sat outside pointing and snickering during the encounters.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It was not anybody’s room, and the faintscent of cheap cosmetics and the few feminine objects and the other evidences of crude and hopeless efforts to feminise itbut added to its anonymity, givingit that dead and stereotyped transience of rooms in assignation houses.
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • Yet how could he think her capable of deliberately wishing to renew their assignations now?
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The high wall being that of a barrack, and marriage being looked upon with disfavour in the army, assignations and communications had probably been made across the river before to-night.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • ’So, whether I am waiting for a hostile message, or an assignation, or a penitent remonstrance, or an impromptu wrestle with my friend Bounderby in the Lancashire manner — which would seem as likely as anything else in the present state of affairs — I’ll dine,’ said Mr. James Harthouse.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • They thought it was fun that we lived in a house of assignation and they waited on us, did laundry and pressed pants, fetched coffee and fruit, because we were the only guests.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • World War I, caused by the assignation of the Arch-Duck by a surf, ushered in a new error in human history.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • A few years before he had gone to a dangerous assignation, his heart heavy with terror of what might happen, and he had found the door unlocked and the hinges recently oiled so that he could come in without a sound, but he repented at the last moment for fear of causing a decent married woman irreparable harm by dying in her bed.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • In his thesis, he’d marshal a host of epidemiological data to show that aids had almost certainly come from North America to Haiti, and might well have been carried there by American and Canadian and Haitian American sex tourists, who could buy assignations for pittances in a Port-au-Prince slum called Carrefour.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Confess honestly; don’t you consider this contrived interview as little better than a downright assignation?
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Straight as a dart they have come to the place of assignation—perhaps a chair on a balcony, perhaps a shop at a street corner.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Late on the second shift, when it’s dark outside, assignations take place in locker rooms, staff rooms, and parked cars, even on the catwalk over the kill floor. the worst
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • John stayed by my side most of the night, and I know even he is not rogue enough to attempt such a tryst at his own party, so I’m greatly relieved to know he had no part in this, or any other such assignation.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • ) J. Edgar Hoover actually spends hours listening to the secret recordings made of King’s assignations.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • That watch has regulated imperial interests in its time—the stately ceremonial, the courtly assignation, pompous travels, and lordly sleeps.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The assignation couples made noise at night, when this was no place for me.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • To say the truth, the lady had made him an assignation at this very place, and promised to stay at Worcester till his division came thither; with what view, and for what purpose, must be left to the reader’s divination; for, though we are obliged to relate facts, we are not obliged to do a violence to our nature by any comments to the disadvantage of the loveliest part of the creation.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • In the situation that he and his mistress were in at this time, there were scarce any grounds for him to hope that he should hear any good news; yet he was as impatient to see Mrs Honour as if he had expected she would bring him a letter with an assignation in it from Sophia, and bore the disappointment as ill.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • She was beginning to comment on the story, but Jones interrupted her; for, as the hour of assignation now drew nigh, he began to stipulate for a second interview with the lady that evening, which he promised should be the last at her house; swearing, at the same time, that she was one of great distinction, and that nothing but what was intirely innocent was to pass between them; and I do firmly believe he intended to keep his word.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • ůMrs Etoff on the same errand of pleasure; and thus her own house was left free for the safe reception of Mr Jones, with whom she promised herself two or three hours of uninterrupted conversation after her return from the place where she dined, which was at a friend’s house in a pretty distant part of the town, near her old place of assignation, where she had engaged herself before she was well apprized of the revolution that had happened in the mind and morals of her late confidante.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
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