couplement


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couplement

(ˈkʌpəlmənt)
n
obsolete the action of coupling or the state of being coupled
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This mutual suitability of the body-soul couplement gives to the soul its particular character which constitutes its unique individuality," and therefore "after the death of the body, the soul preserves its individuality and survives as such.
the body/mind complex, or couplement, which for Plotinus forms the basis
In Sonnet 21 another Muse is described as `Making a couplement of proud compare [vertical bar] With sun and moon, with earth and sea's rich gems, [vertical bar] With April's first-born flowers and all things rare' (5-7), and is accused of merely repeating what others have said before: `And every fair with his fair doth rehearse' (4).