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Betroth meaning

betroth - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. To promise to take ( as a future spouse); to plight one's troth to.
  2. 2. To nominate to a bishopric, in order to consecration.
  3. 3. To contract to any one for a marriage; to engage or promise in order to marriage; to affiance; - used esp. of a woman.
  4. 4. Betrothal; betrothment.
  5. 5. To plight marriage to.

betroth - examples of usage

  1. The prospect ahead was too dismal and unrelenting for us to betroth ourselves, whatever our hopes or wishes might be." - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
  2. Just at this moment the young Duke of Weimar had come to Carlsruhe to betroth himself to the Princess Luise of Hesse- Darmstadt, and from both Goethe received a cordial invitation to visit them at Weimar. - "The Youth of Goethe", Peter Hume Brown.
  3. And so Hosea drew a beautiful picture of that future day in these words: " And I will betroth thee unto me forever. - "Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile)", Isaac Landman.
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