in pairs

idiom

: in a group of two people or things
working in pairs on an assignment
walking down the aisle in pairs

Examples of in pairs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This trust element applies to programming in pairs, for example. Agur Jõgi, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 These were sold in pairs, a lucrative move that was regarded as a comment on vanity as well as a contradiction of the notion of originality. Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 The telescope’s infrared eye found that dozens of the worlds appear to be in pairs orbiting each other — a puzzling arrangement that, if confirmed, would defy expectations. Quanta Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 Mandarin oranges are exchanged in pairs—even numbers are generally thought to be auspicious while odd numbers are frowned upon—among relatives as an act of well-wishing. TIME, 2 Feb. 2024 The eight episodes are loosely structured in pairs of mini-arcs, and while the competition provides a solid framework, this is about so much more than merely tasting good wine. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 10 July 2023 The telescope’s infrared eye found that dozens of the worlds appear to be in pairs orbiting each other—a puzzling arrangement that, if confirmed, would defy expectations. Charlie Wood, WIRED, 31 Dec. 2023 Same feeling, different activity The results of the scans were analyzed in pairs to search for intersubject correlations. Elizabeth Rayne, Ars Technica, 3 July 2023 The evenings were strictly choreographed: 60 guests seated at eight small tables strewed throughout her apartment and sized so that guests had to pursue a single topic together, rather than chat in pairs. Penelope Green, New York Times, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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“In pairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20pairs. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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