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1‘a pair of gloves’
set of two, set, matching set, matched set, two of a kind
2‘the pair were arrested on Saturday’
two, couple, duo, duology, brace, twosome
rare duplet, dyad, duad, doubleton
3‘a pair of lines in Chaucer's first fabliau’
4‘a coach and pair’
two horses, team, yoke, span
5‘they drank a toast of long life and many babies to the happy pair’
couple, man and wife, husband and wife, partners, lovers
1‘a cardigan paired with a matching skirt’
match, put together, couple, twin, partner, marry up
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