betroth (someone or oneself) to (someone)

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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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betroth someone to someone

to promise someone in marriage to someone else. The king betrothed his daughter to a prince from the neighboring kingdom. She betrothed herself to one of the peasant boys from the village.
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But what if a girl, while she is betrothed to one man, has sexual relations with another?
Egyptian princess Amneris is in love with Radamis, who is the star-warrior of Ancient Egypt, and they appear to be unofficially betrothed to one another.
Finn and Claudia were betrothed to one another as children.
Instead, after much manoeuvring, he was betrothed to one of his cousins, Sophia Dorothea of Celle.
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Set in rural Australia and Tuscany in the 1950s, bittersweet comedy revolves around two brothers and a bride who--as fate would have it--arrives from Italy betrothed to one yet falls madly in love with the other.
read Boder a letter written by a Jewish Sonderkommando in Auschwitz who had been betrothed to one of her close friends: "I have worked on this job for three years and I have gassed my mother, my father, my sisters and my brothers, and the whole Jewish people.