But professional success was coupled with stress, anxiety, and personal tragedy.
Actually, more sanctions won't be coupled with anything once the tactic of sanctions have failed.
Over-optimistic forecasts, coupled with underperformance, have long been a GM bugaboo.
late 13c., from Old French cople "married couple, lovers" (12c., Modern French couple), from Latin copula "tie, connection," from PIE *ko-ap-, from *ko(m)- "together" + *ap- "to take, reach." Meaning broadened mid-14c. to "any two things."
c.1200, from Old French copler, from cople (see couple (n.)). Related: Coupled; coupling.