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nuptial
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Measure for Measure
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  • She should this Angelo have married; was affianced to her by oath, and the nuptial appointed: between which time of the contract and limit of the solemnity her brother Frederick was wrecked at sea, having in that perished vessel the dowry of his sister.
  • — Proclaim it, Provost, round about the city, If any woman wrong’d by this lewd fellow,— As I have heard him swear himself there’s one Whom he begot with child,—let her appear, And he shall marry her: the nuptial finish’d, Let him be whipp’d and hang’d.

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  • Whereas the phrase "till death us do part" is one of the more amusing mockeries in the nuptial arrangements of a large proportion of the human race, with wolves it is a simple fact.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • On the wedding night the bride prayed for half an hour beside the bed and then started singing hymns, so Vere departed, foregoing nuptial bliss, and for the rest of her life the poor woman had a sign above her door which read "Unloved.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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