For the first time, the idea of marriage crossed her mind.
She didn't want to jump into marriage with a man she hardly knew, but she didn't want to chance loosing him, either.
It sounds as if your marriage was very happy.
A marriage is a partnership, not a dictatorship.
I was against this marriage even then and foretold all that has happened.
You said marriage was for people who wanted to spend a lifetime together, not a few nights.
Of course, a proposal of marriage was something that didn't come easy for him.
Sweetheart, if I didn't feel sorry about that at some point during our marriage, I'd probably be the first man.
Holdings hands like an old world family; we were committing our lives together like marriage vows.
That's what marriage is.
Dean's marriage to Cynthia hadn't helped break the tie as she wisely refused to divulge to either of them how she voted.
From the time of his marriage Sonya had lived in his house.
Would he think she was pressuring him into marriage now?
Like marriage is a big deal?
No wonder he wasn't interested - not in marriage, anyway.
What if their marriage wasn't successful and she lost both?
If it be God's will to prove thee in the duties of marriage, be ready to fulfill His will.
There hasn't been any talk of marriage between Alex and me.
He wasn't proposing marriage - he was proposing an affair.
The countess had written direct to Julie's mother in Moscow suggesting a marriage between their children and had received a favorable answer from her.
The conflict of magnanimity between the mother and the daughter, ending in the mother's sacrificing herself and offering her daughter in marriage to her lover, even now agitated the captain, though it was the memory of a distant past.
All who had known Natasha before her marriage wondered at the change in her as at something extraordinary.
These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is the family.
If the purpose of marriage is the family, the person who wishes to have many wives or husbands may perhaps obtain much pleasure, but in that case will not have a family.
Marriage was supposed to cool that passion, or so they said.
Speaking thickly and with a faraway look in his shining eyes, he told the whole story of his life: his marriage, Natasha's love for his best friend, her betrayal of him, and all his own simple relations with her.
Since their marriage Natasha and her husband had lived in Moscow, in Petersburg, on their estate near Moscow, or with her mother, that is to say, in Nicholas' house.
At some point their marriage had morphed into a family.
Like her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Marsh had the kind of marriage she would like to have some day – happy.
A woman, dreaming of her pending marriage, scratched in tiny letters with her diamond, 'So in love, says everyone,' on the pane of her bedroom window.
In regard to this project of marriage for me, I will tell you, dear sweet friend, that I look on marriage as a divine institution to which we must conform.
In her thoughts of marriage Princess Mary dreamed of happiness and of children, but her strongest, most deeply hidden longing was for earthly love.
The arrangements for Natasha's marriage occupied him for a while.
If the purpose of food is nourishment and the purpose of marriage is the family, the whole question resolves itself into not eating more than one can digest, and not having more wives or husbands than are needed for the family--that is, one wife or one husband.
Not enough for marriage, anyway.
She could do a lot worse than Davis, but marriage wasn't a solution to her problems.
Accepting his proposal of marriage might be setting her up for a fall, but declining was surely something she would live to regret.
So why did you propose marriage, or was that part of your plan to get the ranch?
A few months ago she wouldn't have realized that forgiving her father was important to her marriage – but then, a few months ago she didn't know Chauncey.
But as time progressed, his obvious reluctance to propose marriage presented a far more difficult problem.
Here, get yourself together and we'll go in and get a marriage license.
The exchange was a stark testimony to the incongruities of man versus woman, and the pending adjustments of our marriage, looming ahead.
He believes he's hurting our marriage, threatened to move back to California and tank the whole business.
Cynthia explained this was a second marriage and her first husband had died.
I kicked in more coins to our marriage than Paul ever did.
Besides, if you buy her story of years of happy marriage, it doesn't point to any untoward reason for Dawkins to seek her out before meeting her.
She still maintained that the money he came into the marriage with was his.
Certainly their marriage was a failure, but it was hard to believe Josh would do something like that.
Well Carmen, marriage is something you have to work at.
They argued about marriage for weeks before he finally went silent on the matter.
Then he added, with an unsuccessful attempt at levity, "Doesn't this prove I'm looking at our marriage as a long term relationship?"
I wouldn't be surprised the Shipton marriage was a disaster from the start and Donnie's silence is a result of that tension.
Are we talking about a marriage or a dynasty?
Before Alex came on the scene, marriage was only a yes down the road.
Obviously Alex wasn't ready for marriage because he was still involved - with a woman who didn't love him.
Surely Alex was considering marriage now.
All I know is, I have doubts - and marriage is going to be hard enough with no doubts.
Katie knew a happy marriage with Alex was impossible.
After twenty or thirty years of marriage, they would still be alone together, whether or not they had any children.
A propos of marriages: do you know that a while ago that universal auntie Anna Mikhaylovna told me, under the seal of strict secrecy, of a plan of marriage for you.
Prince Andrew needed his father's consent to his marriage, and to obtain this he started for the country next day.
Natasha repeated suddenly, only now realizing that the marriage was to be postponed for a year.
She thought of Natasha and of her own youth, and of how there was something unnatural and dreadful in this impending marriage of Natasha and Prince Andrew.
He first implored her to forgive him and Sonya and consent to their marriage, then he threatened that if she molested Sonya he would at once marry her secretly.
Two witnesses for the mock marriage--Khvostikov, a retired petty official whom Dolokhov made use of in his gambling transactions, and Makarin, a retired hussar, a kindly, weak fellow who had an unbounded affection for Kuragin--were sitting at tea in Dolokhov's front room.
After hearing the details of Anatole's marriage from Pierre, and giving vent to her anger against Anatole in words of abuse, Marya Dmitrievna told Pierre why she had sent for him.
The doctor, whether from lack of means or because he did not like to part from his young wife in the early days of their marriage, took her about with him wherever the hussar regiment went and his jealousy had become a standing joke among the hussar officers.
That marriage lacked the dual significance it should have had.
Among those who ventured to doubt the justifiability of the proposed marriage was Helene's mother, Princess Kuragina.
I always heard marriage could break up a good friendship.
How could she blame him if he wanted to call the marriage off?
That's nice of you, but there should be more to a marriage than convenience.
He wasn't interested in marriage and he didn't want her trying to manipulate him into it.
I always thought they had a pretty solid marriage, especially with Claire, but she's acting as crazy as a teenager and just watching her marriage crumble.
"This is more permanent than marriage," Dusty said in a hushed tone.
Did the prospect of marriage dig up old bones?
In the first place the marriage was not a brilliant one as regards birth, wealth, or rank.
It was yet another example of the way their marriage continued to mature.
Marriage should be based on trust, and I'll never trust a man.
Both lost their wives to cancer and I think my father was a tad jealous but pleased our marriage made his friend and his daughter both so happy.
They wanted Dad to annul the marriage - even cut off any money for Mom.
It was the joyous weekend my future wife and I made public our marriage plans, with no one listening.
When he visited her, she'd mentioned marriage and divorce.
Had Alex written off marriage completely?