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Troth-plight

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Troth-plight (Shak.) betrothed, affianced
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. treówth.

Usage

In literature:

Since she had plighted her troth to another, it was all over, so far as Walter himself was concerned.
"The Guinea Stamp" by Annie S. Swan
Plight we our troth; strong arms are ours to-day, Stout hearts, and manhood proved in many a hard essay.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Had they been only betrayed into a declaration and a plighting of their troth in a hurry?
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 435" by Various
It was not thus that my father had plighted his troth to my fair mother.
"A Flat Iron for a Farthing" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
So the two plighted troth to one another, Herbart and Hilda: and watching their opportunity they stole away on horseback from the castle.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
Is it possible your troth is plighted to another?
"Fern Vale (Volume 1)" by Colin Munro
The afternoon together ended by Philip's putting his mother's engagement ring on Eva's hand for their plighted troth.
"A Man of Two Countries" by Alice Harriman
Bela and her plighted troth to him stood now between Andor and that past which he must forget.
"A Bride of the Plains" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Father, thy daughter nobly wed unto a glorious son, And knit the bonds of peace thereby in troth-plight never done.
"The Æneids of Virgil" by Virgil
They laugh at our plighted troth.
"Browning's England" by Helen Archibald Clarke
And with it I plight thee my troth.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
I ask you whether you and Nest are troth-plight?
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
Twenty years ago, wilfully and without cause, he deliberately broke with her his plighted troth.
"Rossmoyne" by Unknown
And you know, too, that my love is given and my troth plighted to another.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
It was two o'clock when Mr. Andrew Browne had ridden forth to recapture his plighted troth.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
I have plighted my troth to another.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
And they plighted their troth, and vowed that their love for each other should never cease.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Indeed, he gives us several interesting passages upon the subject of troth-plight.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Thus amid black darkness and lightning and storm our troth was plighted.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford
Manna and Eric had helped him to buy an inn at the capital, and he had plighted his troth to the daughter of mine host of the Victoria.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
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In poetry:

'Thither will I come,' proud Percy said,
'By the might of Our Ladye';
'There will I bide thee' said the Douglas,
'My troth I plight to thee.'
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
"Thither will I come," proud Percy said,
"By the might of Our Ladye!"--
"There will I bide thee," said the Douglas,
"My troth I plight to thee."
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
What should a maiden be? She should be loath
Lightly to give or receive loving troth;
But when her faith is once plighted, till breath
Leave her, her love should be stronger than death.
"Simplex Munditiis" by E W Bowling
I next went to her brother, and I painted a' my pain,
I told him o' our plighted troth, but it was a' in vain;
Though he was deep in love himsel', nae feeling he'd for me;
O poverty! O poverty! that love should bow to thee.
"O Poverty!" by Alexander Hume
Sire, your highness does me grace.
This, the last portrait, bears my form and name,
And you would write this motto on the frame!
"This last, sprung from the noblest and the best,
Betrayed his plighted troth, and sold his guest!"
"The Roll Of The De Silve Race" by Victor Marie Hugo
Then King Edward took the Countess by the hand, and said,
Come, Edward, take your bride by the hand, and don't be afraid;
And do not think, my beloved son, that with you I feel wroth,
Therefore, take the Countess by the hand, and plight your troth.
"Jack o' the Cudgel" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

In this dynamic production, plots are hatched, troths are plighted, honor is impugned and defended, wars are fought, and swords are crossed at every opportunity.
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