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This reporter knocked at the Wilkins home on Tuesday morning but received neither an answer nor the business end of a shotgun.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Dance instructors run a lucrative trade offering private lessons to couples before their wedding receptions, typically the tango.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Just a week after her divorce, she was invited to a wedding by her sister-in-law.
And thus I end up at the bottom of the stairs, about one month after my injury and two months after my wedding.
Will Christian pharmacists, county clerks, florists, and for-profit wedding chapels really withdraw from society, as you describe?Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This week has been one of great excitement in Weimar, on account of the wedding of the son of the Grand Duke.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Of course they would stop for the wedding; but meantime she must be very discreet; she must not intrude too much.Confidence|Henry James
The village organist had distinguished himself by his florid rendering of the Wedding March.
The wedding breakfast very much resembled the similar festivities at which most of us have assisted.
I have always rather wanted to visit California, and started for it once upon a time—on my wedding journey.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
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An agreement or compromise made through necessity, as in Since neither side won a majority, the coalition government was obviously a shotgun wedding. This expression alludes to a marriage precipitated by a woman's pregnancy, causing her father to point a literal or figurative gun at the responsible man's head. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1900s.