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elopement (plural elopements)

  1. The act of eloping
    • 1814, Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, chapter 46
      You may not have heard of the last blow-- Julia's elopement; she is gone to Scotland with Yates.
    • 1869, Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, chapter 27
      ...Jo...was already deep in the concoction of her story, being unable to decide whether the duel should come before the elopement or after the murder.