On Dec. 22, 1799, Sands told her cousins that she would be leaving to elope with a fellow boarder named Levi Weeks that night.
Daughters who elope and dare to choose their own husbands are also considered dishonorable.
I wanted to elope, but Charles really wants to have a party for our friends.
Grainne put geasa upon Diarmaid to elope with her, and these he could not break.
Goujet was an odd fellow, proposing to elope, just the way it happens in novels.
I have a great mind to elope to Constantinople, and never see any one any more!
"Perhaps she will elope," the doctor said to his wife, humorously.
They elope, take ship, and are separated by a series of mishaps upon the open sea.
You promised Countess Rostova to marry her and were about to elope with her, is that so?
To elope from a hospitable roof, with a married lady, accompanied by her maid, might be an act not without precedent.
1590s, "to run off," probably a reborrowing from Middle Dutch (ont)lopen "run away." Sense of "run from parents to marry secretly" is 19c. Anglo-French aloper "run away from a husband with one's lover" is attested from mid-14c., but there is a gap of many years.
The Anglo-French word represents Old French es- + Middle English lepen "run, leap" (see leap (v.)).
The oldest Germanic word for "wedding" is represented by Old English brydlop (cf. Old High German bruthlauft, Old Norse bruðhlaup), literally "bride run," the conducting of the woman to her new home. Related: Eloped; eloping.