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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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After about two years she decided to make a change and went to work for the late Byron Troth and his wife, Edith.
Squire Hogroff (Derek Tousaint), Hortense (Dawn Baker), Lord Luvvers (Glyn Hughes), Lucinda Rosehip Hogtrough (Rosalind Wood), Mother Bundling (Kay Arblaster), the Village Idiot (Zacahary Titterton) and Adeline Wormwood (Dinah Mann) all plighted their troths as part of an 1820s country wedding event.
Adrian Troth, aged 27, of Dugdale Court, Brunswick Street, pleaded guilty to being involved in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine, and also possessing quantities of two class A drugs with intent to supply them.
His brother, Karl Troth, aged 34, of the same address, was jailed for two years after admitting supplying two wraps of heroin.
His wife was said to be a drug user who helped him trade, while Adrian Troth was a 'foot soldier' who sold the drugs.
John Price, for Adrian Troth, said his client had been a drug addict for 14 years and sold heroin to fund his habit.