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plight (one's) troth

To bind oneself to another person in marriage. This archaic phrase, still sometimes used in modern writing for stylistic effect, employs the obsolete words "plight" ("to pledge") and "troth" ("truth"). There are some practical matters that people rarely consider when they decide to plight their troth.
See also: plight, troth

plight (one's) troth to (someone)

To bind oneself to someone in marriage. This archaic phrase, still sometimes used in modern writing for stylistic effect, employs the obsolete words "plight" ("to pledge") and "troth" ("truth"). There are some practical matters that people rarely consider when they decide to plight their troth to each other. I'll plight my troth to whomever I so please, Mother—the decision is not yours!
See also: plight, troth

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 your troth

pledge your word in marriage or betrothal.
The verb plight is now virtually obsolete except in this particular phrase, as is the noun troth .
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
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One hopes the new government takes notice of our plight.
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ISLAMABAD:The Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) has expressed serious concern over the plight of Indian occupied Kashmiri political prisoners including party Chairman, Nayeem Ahmed Khan.
Cairo, Jumada I 25, 1439, February 11, 2018, SPA -- The Arab League has expressed concern over the plight of the displaced from the Libyan city of Tawergha.
The persecution plight Rohingya cannot and Coun Nick " He further says it was right to award the Freedom of the City to Ms Suu Kyi in recognition of her long struggle for democracy in Myanmar, but there is "huge concern amongst the residents of Newcastle about the current and ongoing persecution and plight of the Rohingya people" and that as an internationally recognised City of Sanctuary "we cannot stand by and ignore this situation."