American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A betrothal.
- v. To betroth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Betrothed; espoused; affianced.
- To betroth or affiance.
- n. The act of betrothing or plighting faith, whether in friendship or in marriage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- troth + plight (Wiktionary)
“Tells the tale truly, shows their trothplight firm.”
“Even were you free of your trothplight -- even were I free of my prison, most beautiful lady, I have naught to offer you yonder in that fair land of France.”
“The sort of semi-trothplight she had just hushed into silence would do for a good long time to come, because she understood”
“That feast-day that made trothplight death and me,”
“Nay, I deem it not," said Hallblithe: "But, tell me, is it verily true that my trothplight is not here, that I may ransom her?”
“Be this land as waste as the trothplight that the lips of fools have sworn!”
“I know it, I know he loves me much, John; but he has promised me to the Stanleys, and when I told him of our trothplight he laughed, and said he was doing it all for the best.”
“Why should I not choose to go up on to the Island to deliver my trothplight maiden?”
“Indeed I shall be very well; I shall have work to occupy me and duties to interest me; indeed I shall be happy, Ishmael; indeed I shall; and I shall always love you, as a little sister loves her dearest brother; so take your trothplight back again, dear, and with it take my prayers for your happiness, "said Bee, beginning to draw the engagement ring from her finger.”
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