plight (one's) troth

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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
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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
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plight (one's) troth

1. To become engaged to marry.
2. To give one's solemn oath.
See also: plight, troth
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Who wants to plight his troth to some desperate dame who only wants him because he's a half-decent meal ticket?