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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 which people rarely consider when they decide to plight their troth.
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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Government is paying attention to GST (Goods and Service Tax), demonetisation but not on the plight of farmers," Hazare said here.
While he is right to highlight the plight of persecuted peoples it is sometimes harder to address problems that would involve a little more than empty gestures.
I hope they will acknowledge the plight of wounded officers.
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Minister of Youth Development, Mr Boni Haruna, said the present administration had established the committee to alleviate the plight of victims in the North-East.
KIRKUK - An Iraqi lawmaker who helped bring attention to the plight of besieged members of her Yazidi community was wounded Tuesday in the crash of a helicopter delivering aid, officers said.
Dr Sasa travelled from the borders of India to speak to students at Bede Academy in Blyth, Northumberland, about the plight of thousands of people living in Chin state, in Burma.
United States ambassador to Bulgaria James Warlick has spoken of the plight of the Bulgarian Roma and the need for the country to have Roma people better integrated in society.
That is proven by the response to the plight of an animal.
Jara was so touched by their plight that he donated the shirt he wore against Liverpool in August, also passing on an empassioned message supporting their plight.
THE PLIGHT Captain's Rest, Glasgow, July 12 Having cancelled their previous UK tour after the departure of one of their number, Leeds' hard-rocking five-piece finally played their debut Glasgow gig.
THE plight of Greece and the way it will be the people at the bottom of the pile who will have to endure the austerity to the greatest intensity is what many people will be watching with concern.
A CHRISTIAN group has called on the Welsh Assembly Government to support the plight of persecuted Christians.
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Ordinary Lives" discusses the plight of girls and women in post-civil war Lebanon.