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Definition a secret rendezvous (especially between lovers)
  • Dateline's To Catch a Predator televises pedophilia stings in which adults are lured to assignations they think are with minors.
  • 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
  • Evremonde has an assignation elsewhere.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • He took out an assignation ruble note and gave it to Karataev.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Yet how could he think her capable of deliberately wishing to renew their assignations now?
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • 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
  • 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
  • Confess honestly; don't you consider this contrived interview as little better than a downright assignation?
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • 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
  • J. Edgar Hoover actually spends hours listening to the secret recordings made of King's assignations.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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