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couplet
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
poetry:  two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
  • It was not about the beginning of his speech that Mr. Brooke was at all anxious; this, he felt sure, would be all right; he should have it quite pat, cut out as neatly as a set of couplets from Pope.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (72% in)
  • This was a bold figure of speech, but not exactly the right thing; for, unhappily, the pat opening had slipped away—even couplets from Pope may be but "fallings from us, vanishings," when fear clutches us, and a glass of sherry is hurrying like smoke among our ideas.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (73% in)

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