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plight one's troth to someone

to become engaged to be married to someone. (Literary or jocular.) I chose not to plight my troth to anyone who acts so unpleasant to my dear aunt. Alice plighted her troth to Scott.
See also: plight, troth

plight (one's) troth

1. To become engaged to marry.
2. To give one's solemn oath.
See also: plight, troth
References in classic literature ?
It is then that the plight of being alive becomes attenuated to its least possible dimensions.
Natasha could not remain calm, seeing him in such a plight.
Our plight was anything but pleasant, yet I think that Hooja and his forces were even worse off than we, for they had no food nor water at all.
As Tarzan of the Apes hurtled through the trees the discordant sounds of the battle between the Abyssinians and the lions smote more and more distinctly upon his sensitive ears, redoubling his assurance that the plight of the human element of the conflict was critical indeed.
He staggered now occasionally and the girl, seeing his plight, offered him her arm.
But he clearly and indubitably realized that the icon, its frame, the candles, the priest, and the thanksgiving service, though very important and necessary in church, could do nothing for him here, and that there was and could be no connexion between those candles and services and his present disastrous plight.
Likewise, at first, tossed down in the canoe house, he had bristled and snarled at his fellow captives, not realizing their plight, and, since always he had been trained to look upon niggers as the eternal enemy, considering them responsible for the catastrophe to the Arangi and to Skipper.
She can hardly be cruel enough (he thinks) to joke with a man in his miserable plight.
A number of Mosquitoes seeing its plight settled upon it and enjoyed a good meal undisturbed by its tail.
That have I," he answered, "and close; but I care not to go nigh him in this plight, for his wife hath a gibing tongue, and will spread the tale until I could not show my face in any market from Fordingbridge to Southampton.