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live together

To live in the same house or apartment together. When talking about people in a romantic relationship, it usually implies that they are not married. My brother and I have started living together to save on rent in the city. I just can't understand why you would get married to someone before you've had a chance to live with them for a while.
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live together

 
1. [for two people] to dwell in the same place. I live together with my sister in the house my parents left us. Henry and Jill live together in their parents' house.
2. [for two people] to dwell together in a romantic relationship. I heard that Sally and Sam are living together. They are living together and may get married.
See also: live, together

live together

Cohabit, especially when not married. For example, "I ... am only concerned that their living together before the marriage took place should be so generally known" (Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813). [c. 1800] Also see live in sin.
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live together

v.
1. To dwell in the same house or premises: My children, parents, grandparents, and I all live together in one big house. We live together with my cats and dogs.
2. To cohabit with someone, especially in a sexual relationship when not legally married: We might get married someday, but right now we are living together. I've been living together with my partner for a year.
See also: live, together
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Forcing couple to live together in our society is creating troubles.
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One option for couples who live together but do not marry is to sign a legally binding cohabitation agreement.
In a statement, the comedians' PR representative Neil Reading said the couple made the decision six months ago but had continued to live together in "constant discussion".
INCREASINGLY couples live together, or cohabit, without marrying or entering into a civil partnership.
"Muslims and Christians will continue to live together in Mosul," the clergy said in a release received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
SEPARATING couples are being forced to live together thanks to the adverse economic climate, despite the breakdown of their relationships, More than one in four couples, 28% according to a new survey, who split up have no choice but to continue living together, says a survey by house and flatshare website EasyRoommate.
Do Americans believe that couples who live together before they walk down the aisle have better marriages?
"It's taking longer to sell the house, it's increasing pressure on the parties who are still having to live together in the same house."
It's taking longer to sell the house and increasing pressure on the parties who are still having to live together in the same house because they can't afford to live separately."
President Thomas Jefferson condemned slavery but didn't believe whites and liberated blacks could live together in harmony: His cousin Richard Randolph and ninety blacks set out to prove him wrong, and built a bastion of freedom in his heritage to bondsman Hercules White and dozens of other slaves.
The Tory rule changed an existing rule whereby couples were able to live together for up to three years before they were considered spouses.
Do you all live together? At the start it was just two of us - now three of us live together.
In a February 8 letter to the people of Torit, the bishop explained his desire "to begin a simple village that will bring together different tribes that will live together in harmony and be a 'flame of peace' in Sudan."
The sun was setting over the picturesque mountains as we heard the reverend say, "On this day you have declared that you will live together in marriage, and on this day, I declare you wed."