pair vs pare vs pear

pair pare pear

Definitions

  • 1) Two corresponding persons or items, similar in form or function and matched or associated.
  • 2) Games Two playing cards of the same denomination.
  • 3) Two mated animals.
  • 4) Chemistry An electron pair.
  • 5) One object composed of two joined, similar parts that are dependent upon each other.
  • 6) Two persons who have something in common and are considered together.
  • 7) Two persons who are married, engaged, or dating.
  • 8) Two animals joined together in work.
  • 9) Two members of a deliberative body with opposing opinions on a given issue who agree to abstain from voting on the issue, thereby offsetting each other.
  • 10) Parliamentary Cant Two members of opposite parties or opinion, as in a parliamentary body, who mutually agree not to vote on a given question (in order, for example, to allow the members to be absent during the vote without affecting the outcome of the vote), or on issues of a party nature during a specified time.
  • 11) A married couple; a man and wife.
  • 12) Two things of a kind, similar in form, suited to each other, and intended to be used together
  • 13) A single thing, composed of two pieces fitted to each other and used together
  • 14) A number of things resembling one another, or belonging together; a set. “A pair of beads.” Chaucer. Beau. & Fl. “Four pair of stairs.” Macaulay. [Now mostly or quite disused.]
  • 15) Two of a sort; a span; a yoke; a couple; a brace
  • 16) A couple; a brace; a span: as, a pair of pistols; a pair of horses.
  • 17) A single thing composed essentially of two pieces or parts which are used only in combination and named only in the plural: as, a pair of scissors, trousers, or spectacles.
  • 18) A married couple; in general, two mated animals of any kind.
  • 19) In poker, two of the same denomination, without regard to suit or color: as, a pair of aces or deuces.
  • 20) In mining, a set or gang of men working together at the same hours.
  • 21) =Syn. 1-3. Pair, Couple, Yoke, Brace, Dyad, Duad. Pair and couple properly express two individuals or unities naturally or habitually going together or making a set: as, a pair of horses, gloves, oars; a wedded pair; a loving couple; but pair also means two things alike and put together, and couple has by colloquial use come to be often applied to two, however accidentally brought together: as, give him a couple of apples. Yoke, on the other hand, applies only to two animals customarily yoked together: as, a yoke of oxen. Brace is rather a hunters' term, with limited and peculiar application: as, a brace of partridges, pistols, slugs. Dyad is used in philosophical and mathematical language only. Duad is a special mathematical word signifying an unordered pair.
  • 22) In archery, a set of three arrows.
  • 23) In mech., two parts or pieces, each of which acts against the other to hold it in position or to restrain its motion, as a bearing and journal, or a screw and nut.
  • 24) Two things of a kind, similar in form, identical in purpose, and matched or used together: as, a pair of gloves; a pair of shoes.
  • 25) A set of like or equal things: restricted to a few (mostly obsolete) phrases: as, a pair (or pack) of cards; a pair (or flight) of stairs; a pair of organs (that is, a set of organ-pipes, hence an organ); a pair of gallows (that is, a gibbet); a pair of beads (see bead).
  • 26) In deliberative bodies, two members belonging to opposing parties who for their own convenience (as to permit one or both of them to be absent) arrange with each other to refrain from voting for a specified time or on a specified question, thus nullifying a vote on each side; also, the arrangement thus effected. See pairing.
  • 27) In roulette, an even number.
  • 28) Tosuit;fit;match.
  • 29) Toimpair.
  • 30) To combine or join (one person or thing) with another to form a pair.
  • 31) To arrange in sets of two; couple.
  • 32) To form pairs or a pair.
  • 33) To join with another in love or mating.
  • 34) To be joined in pairs; to couple; to mate, as for breeding.
  • 35) To suit; to fit, as a counterpart.
  • 36) Same as To pair off. See phrase below.
  • 37) Parliamentary Cant to agree with one of the opposite party or opinion to abstain from voting on specified questions or issues. See Pair, n., 6.
  • 38) obsolete To impair.
  • 39) (Zoöl.) See under Fin.
  • 40) To unite in couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another.
  • 41) Parliamentary Cant To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.

Definitions

  • 1) An obsolete form of. pair.
  • 2) Among the Maoris of New Zealand, the carved ornament or ornamentation about a door.
  • 3) to trim the hoof of a horse
  • 4) transitive to remove the outer covering or skin of something with a cutting device, typically a knife
  • 5) transitive to reduce, diminish or trim gradually something as if by cutting off
  • 6) strip the skin off
  • 7) remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size
  • 8) decrease gradually or bit by bit
  • 9) To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving.
  • 10) To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument.
  • 11) To reduce, as in quantity or size; trim.
  • 12) To remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, rind, or outside part, from anything; -- followed by off or away.
  • 13) To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of
  • 14) Fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen.

Definitions

  • 1) choke pear (a torture device)
  • 2) An edible fruit produced by the pear tree, similar to an apple but elongated towards the stem.
  • 3) A type of fruit tree (Pyrus communis).
  • 4) The fruit of any of these trees, having gritty, juicy flesh and usually a shape that is spherical at the base and tapering toward the stalk.
  • 5) Any of several trees of the genus Pyrus in the rose family, having glossy leaves and white flowers, especially P. communis, widely cultivated for its edible fruit.
  • 6) (Bot.), (Zoöl.) A very small beetle (Xyleborus pyri) whose larvæ bore in the twigs of pear trees and cause them to wither.
  • 7) (Zoöl.) any marine gastropod shell of the genus Pyrula, native of tropical seas; -- so called from the shape.
  • 8) (Bot.) a suborder of rosaceous plants (Pomeæ), characterized by the calyx tube becoming fleshy in fruit, and, combined with the ovaries, forming a pome. It includes the apple, pear, quince, service berry, and hawthorn.
  • 9) (Physics) a kind of gauge for measuring the exhaustion of an air-pump receiver; -- so called because consisting in part of a pear-shaped glass vessel.
  • 10) (Zoöl.) the larva of a sawfly which is very injurious to the foliage of the pear tree.
  • 11) (Bot.) The fleshy pome, or fruit, of a rosaceous tree (Pyrus communis), cultivated in many varieties in temperate climates; also, the tree which bears this fruit. See Pear family, below.
  • 12) Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit; widely cultivated in many varieties
  • 13) sweet juicy gritty-textured fruit available in many varieties
  • 14) A pear-shaped pearl, as for the pendant of an ear-ring. Evelyn, Mundus Muliebris
  • 15) The tree Pyruts communis.
  • 16) The fruit of the pear-tree.

Examples

  • 1) The fashion editor handed me a couple of pairs with a nod of respect.
  • 2) The pairing of the two men comes as a surprise because their terms in office did not overlap.
  • 3) In one classroom 22 students are working in pairs or groups.
  • 4) The pair's relationship has improved since.
  • 5) The pair were taking part in the show that sees the most annoying guest couple voted off at the end of the episode.
  • 6) Should he use them sparingly, pair them with experienced players or be prepared to risk using them in pairs?
  • 7) The pair formed a close connection and rumours began swirling round in Tinseltown that they were far more than just colleagues.
  • 8) But the pair's 18-year marriage lasted just another nine months.
  • 9) When the pair are handed a murder case that looks as straightforward as they come, they soon realise it's anything but.
  • 10) Now it seems the rapper has inflicted an identical pair on a supermodel.
  • 11) Most budding entrepreneurs would give their right arms to be mentored by such an experienced pair.
  • 12) The students often work in groups or pairs.
  • 13) Think of a relationship as a pair of trees.
  • 14) To many fans they form a dream pairing.
  • 15) The pair practised a couple of courts apart yesterday.
  • 16) The pair are set to become much richer on the back of their next deal.
  • 17) It would be wrong to call the two pairs enemies.
  • 18) They have hit more runs together than any pair in history.
  • 19) The pair find themselves elected to an elite club of pupils.
  • 20) And a good pair of binoculars to keep an eye on the neighbours.
  • 21) They made unlikely pairing in an interesting if fitfully awkward night.
  • 22) Each time the pair moved to the new location.
  • 23) They are a very fine pair of bowlers.
  • 24) The pair have agreed to share royalties on the track.
  • 25) How quickly can you spot the pair of identical pictures?
  • 26) Rumours of a soured relationship between the pair have kept the tabloid presses whirring.
  • 27) The pairs will not form for some time yet.
  • 28) The pair were part of a group that had set off early after spending the night at a mountain lodge.
  • 29) He did the job despite being in agony from wearing a pair of trainers that were two sizes too small.
  • 30) His absence is likely to draw further speculation about the pair's marriage.
  • 31) You're just like another pair of eyes in the dressing room.
  • 32) ‘Skaters whizzed by in the rink behind them, but nobody moved to put on a pair of four-wheelers and join the throng.’
  • 33) ‘There are four main landing gear units fitted in tandem pairs.’
  • 34) ‘Whilst I was out, I also bought a couple of pairs of stockings.’
  • 35) ‘The distance between the pair of marks corresponds to a length of a barcode to be read.’
  • 36) ‘At the heart of the case, we discovered a sock containing three necklaces and a couple of pairs of earrings.’
  • 37) ‘The pair of articles provoked a large number of responses from readers.’
  • 38) ‘My student was insistent, and a few more pairs of eyes joined him.’
  • 39) ‘She slipped on her leather jacket and a pair of high heeled harness boots and went downstairs.’
  • 40) ‘If you like, sandwich pairs of the meringue together with a little creme fraiche and decorate with dried rose petals.’
  • 41) ‘Separately, five pairs of tickets for each show will be auctioned online to the highest bidder via ‘ebay’ over a two-month period.’
  • 42) ‘When all pairs of points are joined, the resulting network of points and lines is known as a complete graph.’
  • 43) ‘He added a pair of filters that correspond to two bands of infrared light needed to detect aflatoxin and fumonisin.’
  • 44) ‘Underneath my chair was a pair of worn socks; Jack had obviously discarded them while watching Countdown earlier in the afternoon.’
  • 45) ‘This pair of articles offers a view into these two directions for anti-poverty organizing.’
  • 46) ‘Let's conservatively estimate that one of these workers stitches together five pairs of trainers per day.’
  • 47) ‘One of his earliest clubs secured his services only after supplying him with two suits, two pairs of shoes and two pairs of gloves as part of his signing on fee.’
  • 48) ‘Rafter pairs are joined directly to each joist by means of mortise and tenon joints.’
  • 49) ‘It also corresponds stylistically to a pair of Kentian giltwood marble topped sidetables in the Long Gallery.’
  • 50) ‘It was a very pretty dress and she was wearing light blue shoes matching a pair of small gloves on her hands.’
  • 51) ‘More pairs of hands joined the first and Jace was finally pulled off of Joel, who's nose was bleeding badly.’
  • 52) ‘One of my opponents had a pair of aces in her hand.’
  • 53) ‘The lowest winning hand can be a single pair, an ace and king, or even a single high card.’
  • 54) ‘Well, fate seemed to deny him any runs, pairs or face cards and even any metal implement to do some damage.’
  • 55) ‘In his hand he held a pair of aces; two bullets for the opposition.’
  • 56) ‘The fact that B's pairs of trumps are in sequence has no effect here, because the led cards were not in sequence.’
  • 57) ‘If there's a bet, you're most likely against a pair of aces, but an inside 8 will make you a straight.’
  • 58) ‘The proposed jackpot would be awarded, for a side bet, to players receiving both a royal flush and a pair of aces.’
  • 59) ‘Keep those cards close to the vest and no one is going to beat a pair of aces.’
  • 60) ‘Again I raised, he countered with a reraise and I went all in - with nothing more than a pair of aces.’
  • 61) ‘Any pair of aces or below can be beaten by a single two, jack or joker.’
  • 62) ‘For instance, a player might be able to win a set with only two cards if those cards are a pair of aces.’
  • 63) ‘I think one of them had a pair of nines and one had a pair of aces.’
  • 64) ‘said Relena, who placed a pair of aces and a pair of kings down on the table.’
  • 65) ‘If you have a pair of aces in your hand and there's an ace on the board, that's three aces.’
  • 66) ‘The opener had either a pair or two high cards, one possibly an ace.’
  • 67) ‘Some players allow the pairs hand with wilds, sevens and aces to use a pair of jokers or a pair of twos as the wilds.’
  • 68) ‘Sometimes Eileen will work with the children on a one to one basis, other times she will host a session with the children in pairs, so that they can speak and relate to each.’
  • 69) ‘In this race everybody goes in pairs and each pair had to get a board and paddle out to a buoy about 10 meters out and back.’
  • 70) ‘Players are invited to enter in pairs, although individuals can enter and be paired up on the day.’
  • 71) ‘She added: ‘We would advise all tourists to travel in pairs.’’
  • 72) ‘They must walk in pairs or threes, sometimes ones.’
  • 73) ‘Working in pairs, the children were challenged to use their imagination, creativity and ingenuity to design and make a model using a specially created K'Nex kit.’
  • 74) ‘The children bounced in pairs and raised more than £200, which will be put towards garden furniture, so the children can eat their lunch outside when the whether is fine.’
  • 75) ‘Vikings fought in pairs, shoulder to shoulder - and your shoulder man would stay with you through thick and thin, Dave says, watching your back while you watched his.’
  • 76) ‘Split into five legs the runners go in pairs and Radcliffe's seniors managed a creditable 20th place finish, with the mixed team coming 42nd.’
  • 77) ‘Working alone or in pairs, students were invited to create their own radio commercials and demonstrate their considerable creative skills.’
  • 78) ‘He said parent volunteers worked in pairs supervising the evening's activities, which included table tennis, karaoke, table football and pool.’
  • 79) ‘A walking bus is a safe way for children to get to and from school, walking in pairs hand-in-hand along the safest possible route, while being supervised by adults.’
  • 80) ‘She said students were not required to come in pairs for the ball, because this would hamper the aim of holding the event, to help students get to know each other better.’
  • 81) ‘The programme has included officers patrolling in pairs and has seen violent incidents fall and a 20 per cent increase in the number of revellers.’
  • 82) ‘Policemen patrolled the streets not in pairs but alone.’
  • 83) ‘A substantial element of the system is the set of physical exercises performed in pairs and again based on the idea of the power of co-operation.’
  • 84) ‘The children are aged between nine and 11, which is younger than most who take part in exchanges, and are staying in pairs with families in the village.’
  • 85) ‘We dived down in pairs and swam around the wreck.’
  • 86) ‘You need activities that can be done in pairs, such as a three-legged race or an obstacle races that need partners.’
  • 87) ‘The sibling pair walked towards me with smiles on their faces.’
  • 88) ‘So singletons out there, don't give up hope, your pair is out there somewhere!’
  • 89) ‘The same questionnaire asks you to indicate the qualities you would want your dating pair to possess.’
  • 90) ‘Spring is when many songbirds are most active, busy competing for mates, establishing breeding pairs, setting up territories.’
  • 91) ‘On May 1, 1999, five birds (two breeding pairs and a solitary male) remained on the plantation.’
  • 92) ‘Brian, a keen ornithologist, also informed me that there's a breeding pair of herons right there in the harbour.’
  • 93) ‘No flocks consisting of more than three mated pairs were observed in the study area over the course of the two-year study period.’
  • 94) ‘Though they were often exhibited in male-female pairs, the animals rarely reproduced.’
  • 95) ‘The osprey pair, who mate for life, will share the task of warming the egg in their Scots Pine tree nest over the next 40 days until it hatches.’
  • 96) ‘Williamson's Sapsuckers form monogamous pairs, a bird often pairing with its mate from a previous year.’
  • 97) ‘Bitterns are one of the UK's rarest birds, with only 30 breeding pairs left as marshland habitats dry out.’
  • 98) ‘In animal pairs, males are often more vigilant than females.’
  • 99) ‘The sheer number and proximity of males and females is a boost, although some species do break away temporarily from the school in mating pairs when the moment to spawn arrives.’
  • 100) ‘In spring, mated pairs are defending territories on which they breed and thus necessarily must be male and female.’
  • 101) ‘The sexual activity of moths was continuously observed during the first dusk period and mated pairs were noted.’
  • 102) ‘It was to my great good fortune that within a few weeks, one of our new pairs had mated and produced eggs, one of which was fertile.’
  • 103) ‘In nature, house flies can readily establish colonies from the progeny of a single pair mating.’
  • 104) ‘Usually solitary creatures, desmans form monogamous pairs and mate in springtime.’
  • 105) ‘After a lot of hardship we were able to sight a pair of lions mating at the place.’
  • 106) ‘Those wishing to breed the baraband parakeet in captivity should house pairs separately in long, spacious aviaries so they don't become overly fat.’
  • 107) ‘But this new knowledge produced even more questions: Do pairs migrate and winter together?’
  • 108) ‘The beautiful pair were placed together at a wildlife site at Cheadle Royal Business Park in the hope they would mate and produce cygnets.’
  • 109) ‘Downy Woodpeckers form monogamous breeding pairs in late winter.’
  • 110) ‘A neatly dressed footman in navy blue livery stood, alert, by its side and a pair of gleaming chestnut horses were in harness.’
  • 111) ‘In the distance, a pair of horses cantered cheerfully by, one of them supporting a red flag in his teeth and the other neighing joyfully at him.’
  • 112) ‘The driver tied the long reins that controlled a pair of black horses to a post by his seat and then proceeded to open the door of the carriage.’
  • 113) ‘Most horse pairs drawing splendid carriages belonged to jobmasters, as very few noblemen brought their carriage horses into London.3’
  • 114) ‘Before Brian had a chance to reply, a chariot carrying a single lady, pulled by a pair of white horses, went by.’
  • 115) ‘A pair of horses was pulling a plough off in a field to the right of the village and a tall woman was guiding the plough.’
  • 116) ‘Like a pair of horses pulling a carriage, both institutions need each other in order to fulfil their functions properly.’
  • 117) ‘Some contain the remains of a chariot and the pair of horses that once pulled it.’
  • 118) ‘One of the methods employed to overcome the problem for northbound traffic was the addition of a pair of extra horses to a coach's team to aid in pulling it to the top of the hill.’
  • 119) ‘Two open carriages each pulled by a pair of placid horses had begun to make their parking lot rounds when I sat down.’
  • 120) ‘He made history in the old days when he competed in ploughing championships with a pair of horses, at which he excelled.’
  • 121) ‘Back in the sheltered village, we supped a nice cup of tea at the Ramblers Rest and a smart cart rolled by drawn by a pair of grand black horses.’
  • 122) ‘Voting by proxy is not allowed in Parliament but a similar effect is achieved through the practice known as 'pairs'.’
  • 123) ‘The arrangement of pairs is left in the hands of the 'Party Whips'.’
  • 124) ‘She went to join Caleb who had donned a pair of jeans and a sweater and was in the kitchen making breakfast.’
  • 125) ‘pair a basic pair of jeans with a shirt you really like, or a cool belt or shoes.’
  • 126) ‘Take the necessary only… some underwear, a couple of T shirts, a pair of sneakers, a pair of jeans and maybe two pairs of shorts.’
  • 127) ‘Grab a pair of sharp scissors and at least two pairs of pants you won't miss until next winter.’
  • 128) ‘While being in this room she also had a pair of ear phones on playing music all the time to help her relax and help her be stress free.’
  • 129) ‘The master-at-arms immediately walked over toward Jack, taking out a pair of handcuffs.’
  • 130) ‘He's sporting a pair of Union Jack leggings - but only because he's been exercising, he assures me.’
  • 131) ‘There was a full blouse with a tunic that went over top, and a pair of plain cotton britches.’
  • 132) ‘Maybe she can run me up a couple of pairs of slacks while she's there.’
  • 133) ‘Sally suggests putting together a pair of straight trousers with a biggish top and a belt slung around loosely.’
  • 134) ‘I quickly hurried over to the closet and pulled out my cleanest pair of jeans.’
  • 135) ‘I managed to find a clean pair of jeans and a black t-shirt.’
  • 136) ‘After he took his shower, Romeo picked out a clean pair of jeans and his favorite tee shirt.’
  • 137) ‘Any guy can wear a pair of cargo pants and a faded tee shirt.’
  • 138) ‘Furiously, she grabbed a large pair of scissors and started snipping away.’
  • 139) ‘Here's everything you need to know to buy a perfect pair of exercise pants.’
  • 140) ‘I'm even looking into buying a decent pair of binoculars.’
  • 141) ‘Once outside, Rebecca donned a pair of sunglasses, effectively hiding her silvery eyes.’
  • 142) ‘She just shuffles along in layers of coats and jumpers, wearing two pairs of cheap sunglasses.’
  • 143) ‘She went to the kitchen, and grabbed a pair of scissors out of a drawer.’
  • 144) ‘Twelve months ago, the two teams were paired together in the quarter-finals.’
  • 145) ‘This was designed to protect the integrity of the championship because of the possibility of leading contenders being paired together in the first round.’
  • 146) ‘‘Clarke and I were paired together to present a documentary on that year's Festival,’ says Bakewell.’
  • 147) ‘So he paired them together once again in the foursomes in which they came up against Darren Clarke and Lee Westwood.’
  • 148) ‘Representatives from similar sites have been paired together so they can learn more about each other.’
  • 149) ‘Friends will not be paired together, for fear that they find a comfort zone.’
  • 150) ‘Senses have been heightened since the moment the clubs were paired together in the second round draw.’
  • 151) ‘Arsenal and Bolton have been paired together seven times in this competition and a replay has been required on three occasions.’
  • 152) ‘We were paired together right from the start, and we're going through the same rookie stuff together.’
  • 153) ‘And by now it's a foregone conclusion that these two stars will generate a certain special something anytime they're paired together.’
  • 154) ‘A member of the 104th, he and Ivan Denisovich are the top two workers in the squad and are often paired together.’
  • 155) ‘So Shade happened to be in my English class and as fate had it we happened to be paired together for an assignment.’
  • 156) ‘These are the same chinos I wear on the weekends, paired with a velvet blazer I throw on over jeans.’
  • 157) ‘Considering what wine to pair with that steak or chicken pot pie is a particularly pleasant task.’
  • 158) ‘I want the first row to pair with the people to their right in the second row.’
  • 159) ‘Perhaps the most popular color to pair with yellow is red, and again, this combination can work in a variety of shades.’
  • 160) ‘He also reads magazines to see what chefs are doing to get ideas of drinks to pair with food.’
  • 161) ‘Then I was idly wondering what kind of sauce to pair with this pasta.’
  • 162) ‘I yanked a white boat neck sweater over the gray halter to pair with the pleated gray skirt I was wearing.’
  • 163) ‘In the test session each participant was paired with an untrained partner.’
  • 164) ‘White plumage may be critical for attracting a mate, but even after pairing with a female during the breeding season, a male that keeps a clean profile may have an advantage.’
  • 165) ‘In many species pairs are stable for at least three years, and some butterflyfishes may pair for life.’
  • 166) ‘These fish stay paired for at least a year and sometimes for their entire lifetime. They spawn year-round, usually near the full moon.’
  • 167) ‘Barnacle geese pair monogamously, and males prefer larger and heavier females.’
  • 168) ‘Previous experience showed that some male pied flycatchers sing in captivity during the part of the breeding season when free-living birds are pairing.’
  • 169) ‘Once paired, the breeding pair remains in the same territory until the death of one member of the pair.’
  • 170) ‘The cheetahs are kept in enclosures and are used for pairing, also with animals bred in captivity, as a further way of promoting their numbers and their gene pool.’
  • 171) ‘Cardinals frequently remained paired over several breeding seasons, but we used only the initial pairings in the consideration of assortative mating.’
  • 172) ‘Floater birds never paired with other nonterritorial birds; however, the opportunity for such behavior existed for at least five of our banded floaters.’
  • 173) ‘Once paired, they build a nest on the ground of seaweed, eelgrass, and algae, held together by droppings.’
  • 174) ‘Females paired to low-ranking males constructed nests near the territory edges of neighboring high-ranking males.’
  • 175) ‘Females had the opportunity to pair with solitary males but did not do so.’
  • 176) ‘We assume for simplicity that the female will pair with one of the two bidding males.’
  • 177) ‘Females pair with a male within a day of arriving and begin building their first nest within a few days.’
  • 178) ‘Once paired, the male brings nest material to the female, who builds the stick nest in a tree or shrub.’
  • 179) ‘They are one of the latest North American ducks to pair, with most pairs forming late in migration.’
  • 180) ‘In most cases, if a bird paired with a different mate in a subsequent breeding season, the mate from the previous season was not seen again and was presumed dead.’
  • 181) ‘Males and females did not pair with like partners but paired disassortatively according to personality.’
  • 182) ‘That is, more attractive females tended to pair with more attractive males, or vice-versa.’
  • 183) ‘Match-makers Jane Gledhill and Chris Cunningham had hoped to be swamped with single people wanting to be paired off - but their romantic speed-dating notion has had so few admirers that they have had to call the whole thing off.’
  • 184) ‘In one deft sequence, Carrington sits outside Ham Spray House, draped in a blanket, watching the loves of her life pair off into new relationships.’
  • 185) ‘It wasn't until he became a teenager and everyone in his circle of friends began to pair off and have relationships did he come to understand what it was he felt for his long lost friend.’
  • 186) ‘The oddest of people from the remotest corners of the world were pairing up together thanks to the Internet and Cupid's timely intervention.’
  • 187) ‘All twelve celebrities taking part will jet off to the paradise island this week where they will stay on the beach in traditional bamboo huts before being paired off together for a string of dates..’
  • 188) ‘It's rumoured that he and Daphne have a hidden romance on the show, as they always seem to pair off together and disappear for long periods of time, but there is no clear evidence to support this.’
  • 189) ‘Hrithick and Kareena pair up in this light-hearted romantic lark.’
  • 190) ‘And, during dead spots during the caper, they find time to tell their lives' stories, and each girl pairs off romantically with the guy of her choice.’
  • 191) ‘The song changes and a few people begin pairing off and dancing together.’
  • 192) ‘Dolly is a professional matchmaker who specialises in pairing up rich businessmen with beautiful wives.’
  • 193) ‘When they agree to pair themselves they indicate their respective positions on the issue and the fact that their absences did not effect the outcome.’
  • 194) ‘Notwithstanding the newly formalized way of arranging pairs, House of Commons Speaker John Fraser noted in a 1992 ruling that agreements to pair still are private arrangements between Members and not matters in which House or the Speaker can intervene.’

Examples

  • 1) And the paring back should not end there.
  • 2) Then whole chains were closed or drastically pared back overnight.
  • 3) Both arrived with excess staff that could be pared away to provide cost savings and protect margins.
  • 4) Keep accessories pared back - let the frock do the talking.
  • 5) It is understood that will be pared back to about 45,000 a month.
  • 6) Instead, his menus are restrained and his presentation pared back.
  • 7) By encouraging banks to pare back risk now, officials hope to limit the scale of any crash.
  • 8) Commodity and energy companies led the gains in London as copper and crude oil prices pared back earlier losses.
  • 9) Let's pare back to essentials.
  • 10) Costs have been pared back.
  • 11) Everything else was pared away.
  • 12) There were only the rows upon rows of raspberry canes, pared back now and tied to their wires and posts for the coming winter.
  • 13) He then pared back its product line and restored the company's focus to making high-performance athletic shoes.
  • 14) They have to bond with each other, and we have to bond with them, as the number is pared down to a final eight.
  • 15) I must pare it and quarter it before I can enjoy it.
  • 16) Still, we will again pare away your illogic and help you out with your argument.
  • 17) For what screenwriter and director Rawson Marshall Thurber (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”) has done is to pare from the novel all nuance.
  • 18) Maybe I'm overreacting to all the reading lists of late, and I'll buy the different audiences argument, but would like to see Van Gelder if it's his call pare things back and push more stories over reviews.
  • 19) ‘Being a consummate realist, Joyce reports what he observes and then nonchalantly pares his fingernails, as Stephen suggests in the speculative remarks at the end of A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man.’
  • 20) ‘As soon as the nails were soft, I pared them right back.’
  • 21) ‘Doctors take up knives and pare off flesh and bone.’
  • 22) ‘My brand new trainers were completely wrecked with the imprints of red hot nails all over them, and it took me hours that afternoon to pare off all the blackened rubber with a knife to keep my parents from finding out.’
  • 23) ‘Barrett has the ability to really pare away the onion skins of the individual to show the true man inside.’
  • 24) ‘So he needed a thin section, for much the same reason that the microscopist pares off a thin sliver of tissue for investigation.’
  • 25) ‘Requests for large quantities of food were pared down to more practical servings.’
  • 26) ‘It would be the defendant's early application that the writ be pared down to a considerable extent to put it in terms that are able to be properly defended and pleaded to.’
  • 27) ‘When he wrote the play, his intention was that there should be no excess and so each scene is pared down to exactly what he wants to say.’
  • 28) ‘And so, what might have been a great interview, had it been pared down and edited, became… well, surreal.’
  • 29) ‘The online version is pared down from the print unless you want to pay £1.50, so I'll have to write about my favourite bits another time when I've got the magazine with me.’
  • 30) ‘Gradually, as a summer of physical hardship and anxiety and Stalinist betrayals gives way to the wholesale fight for survival, her language is pared down, as is her focus.’
  • 31) ‘Her written requirements were pared down to writing half an essay, half a biography, and half of everything they initially required.’
  • 32) ‘Her designs are pared down to a Ming-meets-modernism simplicity.’
  • 33) ‘And while the army and police force were pared down, and in the case of the police their uniforms updated, the men did not change.’
  • 34) ‘Her prose is pared down to the bone, scarce on imagery and mostly journalistic.’
  • 35) ‘The beauty of short stories is that they're pared down, more like a poem.’
  • 36) ‘Although you spend the entirety of the game within the confines of one of the three controllable vehicles, the vehicle simulation aspect is pared down somewhat, playing more like a third-person shooter.’
  • 37) ‘They are pared down, almost parenthetical, and yet they occasionally elevate mundane impressions, especially of his daily life in a New York loft, giving them a lullaby tenderness.’
  • 38) ‘Some pictures look like they were pared down to a few economical strokes, while others seem to have been insistently added to, and still others explode into calligraphic drawing.’
  • 39) ‘Balanchine's works were pared down; the excess was gone.’
  • 40) ‘If pizza is going to be the kitchen's focus, a better crust (at least one white one) is necessary, and the ingredients need to be pared down.’
  • 41) ‘The boot's plastic cuff has been pared down so that, while it still cradles the heel and lower leg, it now allows for some forward flex.’
  • 42) ‘The play has been pared down significantly from the original production two years ago in Toronto.’
  • 43) ‘That extra cost might have meant other aspects of the clinic's work having to be pared down.’

Examples

  • 1) Top with the rest of the apple and pear and then the remaining custard.
  • 2) This is like comparing apples with pears.
  • 3) Deciding what to do with your life savings is not like picking a partridge in a pear tree.
  • 4) Try the leek vinaigrette with aged parmesan, and poached pears in red wine.
  • 5) The flesh can be used in sauces and drinks or to add flavour when mixed with other fruits, such as apples or pears in pies and preserves.
  • 6) Serve with a blob of fromage frais and some slices of peach or pear.
  • 7) And then we had a poached raw pear.
  • 8) What is the common factor of unexpected packages in a pear tree?
  • 9) HERE'S a pear so juicy the only safe place to eat it is in the bath!
  • 10) This is particularly true of women with apple or pear shapes.
  • 11) Only spray on a cool day to avoid damaging the leaves and fruits of your pear tree.
  • 12) Apple and pear growers are particularly feeling the pinch right now.
  • 13) Round it off with peach and pear crumble and vanilla ice cream.
  • 14) Cut or saw out dead or crossing branches of apple and pear trees.
  • 15) They feel this pear shape is unsightly.
  • 16) Piece of fresh fruit such as a peach or pear.
  • 17) But he seems to have chosen the pear tree incident by design.
  • 18) Place the fanned poached pear at the apex of the three and a chestnut on top of each piece of venison.
  • 19) Cut firm but ripe pears lengthways into eight and core, then lay over the leaves.
  • 20) You can combine with other fruits, from pears to rhubarb.
  • 21) You need to be absolutely confident you're comparing apples with apples and pears with pears.
  • 22) Serve with the spiced beetroot, poached pears and red wine sauce.
  • 23) Then add the apples and pears and continue to simmer for 4 minutes.
  • 24) Flower heads and a short amount of stalk lend a subtle elegance to pears poached in white wine with honey and lemon juice.
  • 25) Alternatively, a ripe pear and a bowl of mountain honey for dipping will set it off beautifully.
  • 26) A couple of very ripe pears added an intriguing grainy sweetness to this soup.
  • 27) KEEP an eye on apple, pear and other fruit trees for pest and disease attack.
  • 28) It was very foul indeed but I drank it in one go and followed it with a juicy pear.
  • 29) The technology can also be used on pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
  • 30) A ripe pear is juicy and tender, and no matter how tasty, it can be difficult to imagine a ripe pear holding up as well as an apple in a pie or cobbler or other fruit-heavy dish.
  • 31) Add the fennel and pear, saute until the pear is soft.
  • 32) The prickly pear is ideal food for the Collared Peccary due to its high water content.
  • 33) Like a melting snowflake, the perfectly ripe pear is a fleeting thing.
  • 34) Hawaiian pear is now fully ripe and this is the golden hour for the United States to pluck it.
  • 35) I love the pear in this, the last few pear cake recipes I've seen have pureed the pear but I love when the pear is in chunks - you just appreciate the pear flavour better I think.
  • 36) ‘Sweet juicy fruits such as pears, grapes, watermelon and mangoes both nourish and cleanse.’
  • 37) ‘Truthfully, I chose this because of the sides: sweet potatoes and pears.’
  • 38) ‘Fruits like apples, pears and grapes are good sources of boron, as are green leafy vegetables and whole grains.’
  • 39) ‘My other favourite foods include avocado pear, bananas, pears, oranges, grapes and walnuts, when they are in season.’
  • 40) ‘Citrus and stone fruits, pears, figs, and pineapple all respond to preservation by this method.’
  • 41) ‘Like other fresh fruits, pears offer quite broad benefits for the body.’
  • 42) ‘As we tuck into a colourful platter of fresh pineapple, watermelon, kiwi fruit, pears and bananas on the veranda, she cooks up sausages, bacon and pancakes.’
  • 43) ‘Good sources of soluble fiber include oats, citrus fruits, pears, apples, berries, and apricots.’
  • 44) ‘All his prized orchard fruits - apples, pears, cherries and peaches - were introduced from abroad.’
  • 45) ‘South Africa supplies most of its deciduous fruit (apples, pears, plums and peaches) to Europe.’
  • 46) ‘Choose cheese or low-sugar fruits like pears and apples as dessert.’
  • 47) ‘If you have any money left over, get your fruits, some apples, dates or pears would go well.’
  • 48) ‘Peel the pears and tug out their stalks, then halve the fruit and scoop out the cores with a teaspoon.’
  • 49) ‘The fruit from the prickly pear - a cross between kiwi fruit and a ripe pear - is wonderful.’
  • 50) ‘Today's crumble features bananas and pears, and a topping starring toasted pecans and bran flakes.’
  • 51) ‘It also has been detected in other fruits such as pears, apricots, peaches and grapes.’
  • 52) ‘Fruits such as pears and berries are also high in fiber.’
  • 53) ‘Their sweet, candied taste adds elegance to tropical fruits, poached pears, and chocolate.’
  • 54) ‘Serve one or two chops per person, with the roasted apples, pears and onions.’
  • 55) ‘So far I have puréed and served apple, pear, sweet potato and avocado.’
  • 56) ‘So I indicated that my goal henceforth was the space between two prongs of a garden fork, whereas his was the expanse between an apple tree and a pear tree in our fruity back garden.’
  • 57) ‘They blossom first, before the apples or the cherries or the pear tree - trees covered in white drifts of blossom that smell like honey.’
  • 58) ‘Mountain ashes, crabapple trees, and a pear tree provide fruit in season, while trumpet vines and such flowering perennials as penstemon and sage supply nectar that sustains hummingbirds.’
  • 59) ‘Students examined three trees - a mesquite, a sycamore and a pear tree - and made journal entries recording noticeable changes.’
  • 60) ‘Outside, to the rear of the house, is a walled garden with a terraced lawn, a patio, shrubs and mature trees including a pear tree.’
  • 61) ‘You'll be here at the start of spring and you'll see several trees in bloom - the striking orange blossoms of the coral tree, and white blooms of the wild pear tree.’
  • 62) ‘When she was a teenager, 16 years old, she used to sit under the pear tree and dream about being a tree in bloom.’
  • 63) ‘For Janie, the pear tree is the informing image against which all other trees are measured.’
  • 64) ‘Then they work industriously at plucking the grapes from the vines that are climbing over shrubs adjacent to the pear tree.’
  • 65) ‘I peeked out and saw my pear tree in a suspicious yoga position.’
  • 66) ‘At 4 p.m., the falcon was back, sitting in my pear tree.’
  • 67) ‘After planting a wild pear tree, declaring the school a ‘clean, green zone’, Leon left for a visit to Southernwood Primary School.’
  • 68) ‘They were sitting on a bench, below a pear tree.’
  • 69) ‘He sat under a large pear tree, inhaling the fresh scents.’
  • 70) ‘She was walking to Urga's home when she came across a pear tree.’
  • 71) ‘I want to train a pear tree as an espalier against a wall.’
  • 72) ‘The species is active at cool temperatures, and can be seen moving about on the pear tree in mid-winter on sunny days.’
  • 73) ‘Most of the time Geraldine sat under a pear tree laughing at Malcolm's dumb jokes.’
  • 74) ‘He led her to a small stone bench, where the two sat in the shade of a pear tree.’
  • 75) ‘In a following frame, he is standing in the yard next to his wife looking at a pear tree.’
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