betrothed betrothed

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the person to whom you are engaged
  2. (adj) pledged to be married

Usage(s):

  1. It took almost a year before communist officials granted Giegie and her betrothed, a 25-year-old rebel called Dods, permission to date.
  2. Puritani takes place in Cromwell's England, where the Cavalier hero daringly dupes the Roundheads, but in the process is forced to abandon his betrothed, Elvira, who goes insane.
  3. The families of the betrothed who died in the Muttontown crash spoke of justice and forgiveness.

News

  • The CW's 'Reign' casts two recurring characters: Who will they play?

    Though most of The CW's upcoming fall lineup of new and returning shows are genre-based (with the exception of "The Carrie Diaries" and "Hart of Dixie"), the intriguing new period drama "Reign" is gaining a lot of buzz.The new series tells the previously unknown and untold story of Mary Queen of Scots' rise to power when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and ...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Zap2It

Quotes

  1. "I've seen it all -- from the toxic bachelor to the happily betrothed, from the modelizers to Mr. Big. Women today are charting new territory: balancing busy careers with their families and trying to find time for all the relationships in their...
    on Mar 7, 2006 By: Candace Bushnell Source: PhysOrg.com

  2. West Ham fan Brand, 32, said: "I saw a beautiful woman sashaying through the throng. I darted after her till she elegantly revealed she was betrothed to England's most naturally gifted player, Joe Cole. I mistakenly attempted to chat up Joe Cole's...
    on May 4, 2008 By: Russell Brand Source: Mirror.co.uk

  3. "My mum rolled the word betrothed round on her tongue like an old fashioned sweetie," says Kay. "I'm sure I'ma writer because of the way my mum told me stories. My brother's story of adoption and mine were the two first big real stories I...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Jackie Kay Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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