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betrothed
used in War and Peace

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Definition
promised to marry; or the person who has promised to marry
  • And here he was sitting by her side as her betrothed, seeing, hearing, feeling her nearness, her breathing, her movements, her beauty.
    Book Three — 1805 (12% in)
  • Pierre held the hand of his betrothed in silence, looking at her beautiful bosom as it rose and fell.
    Book Three — 1805 (15% in)
  • The father and mother came into the room and gave the betrothed couple their blessing.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (89% in)
  • No betrothal ceremony took place and Natasha's engagement to Bolkonski was not announced; Prince Andrew insisted on that.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (89% in)
  • In the house that poetic dullness and quiet reigned which always accompanies the presence of a betrothed couple.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (90% in)
  • I always wonder at the way rumors fly from Petersburg to Moscow, especially such false ones as that you write about—I mean the report of my brother's betrothal to the little Rostova.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (96% in)
  • The whole letter breathed loving rapture for his betrothed and tender and confiding affection for his sister.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (96% in)
  • Why no betrothal?" he thought.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (7% in)
  • Natasha was still as much in love with her betrothed, found the same comfort in that love, and was still as ready to throw herself into all the pleasures of life as before; but at the end of the fourth month of their separation she began to have fits of depression which she could not master.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (63% in)
  • Natasha, who had borne the first period of separation from her betrothed lightly and even cheerfully, now grew more agitated and impatient every day.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (99% in)
  • I congratulate you on your betrothed.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (29% in)
  • He looked at the Rostovs from under his brows and said something, smiling, to his betrothed.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (38% in)
  • All that was going on before her now seemed quite natural, but on the other hand all her previous thoughts of her betrothed, of Princess Mary, or of life in the country did not once recur to her mind and were as if belonging to a remote past.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (48% in)
  • I am betrothed and love another," she said rapidly....
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (59% in)
  • If your betrothed comes here now—there will be no avoiding a quarrel; but alone with the old man he will talk things over and then come on to you.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (61% in)
  • Suppose he finds out, and your brother, and your betrothed?
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (81% in)
  • "I have no betrothed: I have refused him!" cried Natasha.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (81% in)
  • Your father, or brother, or your betrothed?
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (82% in)
  • In reply to the count's anxious inquiries as to why she was so dejected and whether anything had happened to her betrothed, she assured him that nothing had happened and asked him not to worry.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (83% in)
  • When he returned to Moscow Pierre was handed a letter from Marya Dmitrievna asking him to come and see her on a matter of great importance relating to Andrew Bolkonski and his betrothed.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (84% in)
  • After his betrothed had broken faith with him—which he felt the more acutely the more he tried to conceal its effects—the surroundings in which he had been happy became trying to him, and the freedom and independence he had once prized so highly were still more so.
    Book Nine — 1812 (30% in)
  • The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (29% in)

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