How to use Betrothal in a sentence

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  • Why no betrothal? he thought.

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  • Still his position was most delicate, especially when the betrothal between the grand-duke Peter and Sophia of AnhaltZerbst (afterwards Catharine II.) was carried through against his will, and Elizabeth of Holstein, the mother of the bride, arrived in the Prussian interests to spy upon him.

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  • But this unpopular treaty was broken, and the queen had to consent to the betrothal of Claude to Francis of Angouleme, who in 1515 became king of France as Francis I.

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  • It was preceded, however, by a formal betrothal and accompanied by a feast.

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  • In 1548 she arranged her daughter's betrothal to the French Dauphin.

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  • Their betrothal was short by White God standards, a matter of six days.

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  • It took some strong-arming to get you out of the betrothal you were already in with … what was his name?

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  • He was mindful in that betrothal period, he thought she was playing the whore!

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  • The bride brings no dowry to her husband; she is purchased at a stipulated price, and earnest-money is paid at the betrothal, which usually takes place while the contracting parties are still children.

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  • By consent and submission of her members, the Roman Church decides in foro conscientiae questions of marriage, betrothal and legitimacy everywhere; but no temporal consequences follow except in Spain, Portugal and Peru.

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  • On the next day the emperor William officially announced the betrothal of the Cesarevitch (afterwards the tsar Nicholas II.) to the princess Alix of Hesse, a granddaughter whom the queen had always regarded with special affection.

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  • A scheme for her betrothal to Edward, prince of Wales, was defeated by the grasping greed of his father, whose obvious ambition to annex the crown of Scotland at once to that of England aroused instantly the general suspicion and indignation of Scottish patriotism.

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  • Centuries ago, a girl might have received a betrothal ring at any age to signify that her family had reached a contractual marriage agreement with a young man's family, though the wedding may be years away.

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  • Whatever the reason, whether just because of its stunning color or for deeper sentimental reasons, canary diamonds are spectacular choices for betrothal rings.

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  • Many couples wonder precisely what is an engagement party and whether a party is necessary to celebrate their betrothal.

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  • The engagement party was a special event where the bride's family announced the couple's betrothal to family and friends.

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  • Traditionally, an engagement party was a special event where the bride's family announced the couple's betrothal to family and friends.

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  • People have been using gold and silver to create wedding or betrothal rings since at least the time of the Roman Empire.

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  • Also known as "gimmal rings," these betrothal ring designs were popular as far back as 1350 AD.

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  • In December 1491 Anne was married to Charles VIII., king of France, and Maximilian's daughter Margaret, who had resided in France since her betrothal, was sent back to her father.

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  • The betrothal, moreover, stimulated Lowell to new efforts towards self-support, and though nominally maintaining his law office, he threw his energy into the establishment, in company with a friend, Robert Carter, of a literary journal, to which the young men gave the name of The Pioneer.

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  • Otto the Great having procured her betrothal to his son Otto II., she was married to him and crowned empress at Rome by Pope John XIII.

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  • She thus bids adieu to all her friends, and having previously taken the white veil, the betrothal, she now assumes the black, and for ever forswears the world and its pleasures.

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  • 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.

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  • A general reconciliation followed, which was assisted ley the betrothal of Otto to Philip's eldest daughter Beatrix, but as she was only ten years old, the marriage was deferred until the 22nd of July 1212.

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  • A formal betrothal took place, and the beauty of the lyrics which Lili inspired leaves no room for doubt that here was a passion no less genuine than that for Friederike or Charlotte.

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  • The betrothal was actually fixed for the 22nd of September, when the whole arrangement foundered on the obstinate refusal of Gustavus to allow his destined bride liberty of worship according to the rites of the Greek Orthodox Church - a rebuff which undoubtedly accelerated the death of the Russian empress.

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  • The marriage, however, never got beyond the betrothal stage, and at Earl Ragnvald's suggestion Astrid, her half-sister, was substituted, contrary to the will of Olaf Skottkonung.

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  • He created and enforced a strong ducal power which, however, was met by many baronial revolts, one being in 1078, when he demanded from the Apulian vassals an " aid " on the betrothal of his daughter.

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  • It took some strong-arming to get you out of the betrothal you were already in with … what was his name?

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  • No formal acknowledgment of his relation to the king was made until his betrothal to Anne Scott, countess of Buccleuch, the wealthiest heiress of Scotland, whom he married in 1665.

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  • This betrothal, which threatened to unite Sicily with the Empire, made it difficult for Frederick, when during his last Italian expedition in 1184 he met Pope Lucius III.

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  • On the 7th of February and again on the 9th of March the Commons presented articles of accusation dealing chiefly with alleged maladministration and the ill success of the French policy; there was a charge of aiming at the throne by the betrothal of his son to the little Margaret Beaufort, but no suggestion of guilt concerning the death of Gloucester.

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