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  • There were afternoon gatherings of women who assembled to assist one another, or to help some bride-elect in quilting her petticoats and bed covers.

    History of American Women

  • Elbowing their way to him they all entered the town, which smiled as sunny a smile upon Elfride as it had done between one and two years earlier, when she had entered it at precisely the same hour as the bride-elect of Stephen Smith.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • On the day before the marriage expenses are paid by the bridegroom, the bride-elect has her teeth filed.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • ‘I suppose that it is your republican bride-elect that has done that,’ said the Duke laughing.

    The Duke's Children

  • There might have been some fun in showing even the back kitchens to his bride-elect by herself; — but there was one in wandering about those vast underground regions with a stout old lady who was really interested with the cooking apparatus and the washhouses.

    The Duke's Children

  • Mr Kennedy had condescended to congratulate the bride-elect.

    Phineas Finn

  • In order that his bride-elect should not be put to inconvenience, John hired four seats for the three of them; but: “He might just as well have saved his money,” thought Polly, when she saw the coach.

    Australia Felix

  • Nor would he have been human, had he not at heart felt proud of the fine figure cut by his bride-elect.

    The Way Home

  • Our bride-elect is putting, as we say here, as good a face as she can upon a bad bargain; although her language is gay her eyes are swollen, and it is suspected that she has been weeping all night.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • What would be the feelings of an earthly bridegroom if he discovered that his bride-elect was dreading to marry him, lest, when he had the power, he should render her life insupportable?

    Union and Communion

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