marry (someone) for (his or her) money

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marry (someone) for (his or her) money

To marry someone solely or primarily to have access to his or her personal wealth. Given the extreme age difference between them, a lot of people speculated that she was simply marrying Donald for his money. I think it's quite sad that people would marry for money rather than true love of their spouse.
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References in classic literature ?
I suppose," said Phil cruelly, "that you intended to marry him for his money, and then your better self rose up and prevented you.
MICHAEL REDGRAVE gives an inspired performance as a draper's assistant who inherits a fortune and sets out to climb the social ladder in his small home town - immediately attracting the attention of a gold digger determined to marry him for his money.
Sheffield lass Lesley, an extra in the Sheffield-based movie The Full Monty, joked: "I might marry him for his money.
But, she admits, she only agreed to marry him for his money so she could save her true love, Fedja.
The children might see that she did not marry him for his money and realize that a gift in honour of the relationship is important.