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betrothed
used in A Room of One's Own

2 uses
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Definition
promised to marry; or the person who has promised to marry
  • Soon, however, before she was out of her teens, she was to be betrothed to the son of a neighbouring wool-stapler.
    3 (41% in)
  • Marriage was not an affair of personal affection, but of family avarice, particularly in the "chivalrous" upper classes...... Betrothal often took place while one or both of the parties was in the cradle, and marriage when they were scarcely out of the nurses' charge.'
    3 (7% in)

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