Will it please you to remember that M. d'Ombreval is my affianced husband?
Let me explain, then, that we have been affianced from our childhood.
"The right of your affianced bride," my other half explained, with a grim smile to myself.
And Julia did speak, and became the affianced wife of Mr. Hedge.
"Yes, she has stood the ordeal very well so far," remarked Dr. Harold, giving his affianced a very lover-like glance and smile.
Anak was in the crowd with her father, the old chief, and her affianced, Noa.
Juliet and I had been affianced beside my father's deathbed—Torella was to be a second parent to me.
We were both happy, and my sister was affianced to a man she adored.
How he would despise her and forbid his affianced wife to be outraged by her presence if he knew!
She did not seem at all like a girl in love and parted from her affianced husband.
1520s, "to promise," from Old French afiancier "to pledge, promise, give one's word," from afiance (n.) "confidence, trust," from afier "to trust," from Late Latin affidare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fidare "to trust," from fidus (see affidavit). From mid-16c. especially "to promise in marriage." Related: Affianced; affiancing.