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betrothed to (someone)

Engaged to be married to someone. My sister is betrothed to Lord Alistair, and they will be married in the spring.
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betroth (someone or oneself) to (someone)

1. To arrange a marriage between two people. Is it true that Lady Edith's family really betrothed her to that horrid man?
2. To agree or vow to marry someone. A: "Why would Alice betroth herself to someone so disreputable?" B: Well, he does have money."
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References in classic literature ?
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.
I asked her if my betrothed lived here, and she answered, "Ah, you poor child, you are come to a murderers' den; your betrothed does indeed live here, but he will kill you without mercy and afterwards cook and eat you.
Meanwhile, the good mother, charmed to see the betrothed pair on terms of such perfect understanding, had just quitted the apartment to attend to some domestic matter; Phoebus observed it, and this so emboldened the adventurous captain that very strange ideas mounted to his brain.
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.
22 (ANI): Seems like, many betrothed partners are choosing to add a fresh layer to their nuptial preparation by opting for a marriage abroad.
Giselle" ballet is about a peasant girl named Giselle, who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another.
1839: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were betrothed.
the Welsh-Bardic Triades" (1794), Walter Scott is considerably more skeptical about that potential in his novel about Wales, The Betrothed (1825).
The property offers the betrothed pair a total of eight bedrooms and eight full and two half bathrooms divided between the three-story main house and a trio of separate offices and guesthouses.
He told that he, Tariq Aziz, killed him because Hashim Ali was betrothed a girl she was already liked by him (Tariq Aziz).
Lingerie model Brook (pictured) could barely contain her excitement at seeing her betrothed again, immediately tweeting after his departure was announced and he danced his way down the steps out of the house.
The This Morning duo welcome three betrothed couples, with contestants working through a series of rounds, where correct answers unlock items from their wedding presents list.
this action thriller tells the epic story of Milo (Kit Harrington), a slave turned invincible gladiator who finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman Senator.
5 carats, Liam could have probably bought him and his betrothed a nice trailer and still had change left over for a slap-up meal at KFC.
My grandfather betrothed me the Davy lamp from his retirement after working in mining for five decades in the Rhondda mines, with my ancestors having moved to Wales to Birmingham.