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

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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They advanced towards a theatre that stood on one side of the meadow decked with carpets and boughs, where they were to plight their troth, and from which they were to behold the dances and plays; but at the moment of their arrival at the spot they heard a loud outcry behind them, and a voice exclaiming, "Wait a little, ye, as inconsiderate as ye are hasty
Why, the Daughter of All America and the Son of All Japan stand hand in hand before their people, and as they plight their troth, all bitter feelings pass away, the shouts of anger cease, and there is no more talk of war.
People marry as Goths, as characters from Lord of the Rings, and plight their troth in football grounds, hotels and stately homes.
Apart from the fact that no one, as far as I know, is going to force Mr Wilson into a gay marriage, far less order the bishop to conduct one, I think there is an awful lot more destructive stuff going on in our society than the possibility of two men, or indeed two women, acquiring the right to plight their troth to each other.
Quite recently a couple from Tondu, called Paul and Paula, travelled up there to plight their troth.
YOUNG LOVE Michelle Toner as Juliet and Matthew Barry as Romeo, front, plight their troth in a modern version of Shakespeare's tragedy.
The pair from Huyton are joining a growing list of both ordinary couples and celebrities who are eager to plight their troth once more and take their wedding vows all over again.
The fictional couple, who will plight their troth in a few weeks time, will see themselves at the centre of Coronation Street gossip as newly-wedded bliss sinks into marital discord.
Though he has sworn vengeance, Ravenswood 's son Edgar falls in love with Lucy; the lovers plight their troth at the Mermaid's Fountain, but, while Edgar is away, Lucy is forced by her parents to marry the unpleasant, dissolute Frank Hayston, laird of Bucklaw.
So while He's prepared to turn the other cheek and let such stuff as war, famine and swine flu pass, a boat sails into Stornoway on a Sunday and a couple of gay guys plight their troth and He really finally lets rip.
After that, we cursed all the way there and wondered why, oh why, couldn't they get hitched in their local register office " or do the decent thing and fly off to the Seychelles to plight their troth in front of a couple of beachcombers.
Groom and groom were due to plight their troth in a commitment ceremony at the Copthorne Hotel, on Newcastle's Quayside today.
170 guests are expected to watch them plight their troth, including a roll call of Britain's showbiz geriatrics with Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Shirley Bassey, Gloria Hunniford, Cilla Black and Sir Cliff Richard, all expected to attend.