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 Meanings and Examples of BETROTH
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betroth
 v.  become engaged to marry; promise to marry
Classic Sentence: (45 in 4 pages)
1  Not long after a suitor appeared, and as he appeared to be very rich and the miller could see nothing in him with which to find fault, he betrothed his daughter to him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
2  But the girl did not care for the man as a girl ought to care for her betrothed husband.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
3  The poor betrothed girl crouched trembling and shuddering behind the cask, for she saw what a terrible fate had been intended for her by the robbers.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
4  Now when the full year was come round, the third brother left the forest in which he had lain hid for fear of his father's anger, and set out in search of his betrothed bride.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE WATER OF LIFE
5  His first betrothed heard of this, and fretted so much about his faithfulness that she nearly died.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN
6  Thereupon she took her leave of her father, and rode away with them, and rode to the court of her former betrothed, whom she loved so dearly.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Get Context   In THE TWELVE HUNTSMEN
7  And after having assured himself that the prisoner was gone, the deputy procureur hastened to the house of his betrothed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
8  I once possessed four dear and faithful friends, besides the maiden to whom I was betrothed' he said; 'and I feel convinced they have all unfeignedly grieved over my loss.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
9  It is a beautiful diamond left by poor Edmond Dantes, to be sold, and the money divided between his father, Mercedes, his betrothed bride, Fernand, Danglars, and myself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
10  The young man saw the effect produced on his betrothed, and a smile of pride passed over his lips.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
11  It was expected that this wedding would shortly take place, as the young man was received at the banker's as the betrothed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 84. Beauchamp.
12  I had a betrothed, Albert, a lovely girl whom I adored, and I was bringing to my betrothed a hundred and fifty louis, painfully amassed by ceaseless toil.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
13  Besides, your own fortune, as your father assured me, is almost equal to that of your betrothed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
14  The betrothed had retired, as we said, with haughty air, disdainful lip, and the demeanor of an outraged queen, followed by her companion, who was paler and more disturbed than herself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 97. The Departure for Belgium.
15  Tell them," said Morrel in a hoarse voice, "tell them that I am her betrothed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 103. Maximilian.
Example Sentence:
1  The announcement that they would betroth surprised their friends who had not suspected any romance.