I will betroth her to your nephew, my beloved Montagu's son.
I betroth thee unto me according to the Law of Moses and Israel.
It was the custom to betroth before marriage, as it is at this day.
I only say, For six months to come, betroth yourself to no other man.
They wished to betroth me to another; thou art the one to whom my soul is betrothed.
Has Nina your leave to betroth herself to the Jew, Trendellsohn?
I went there not to meet death, but to betroth myself to it.
My father did not betroth me to Mr. Mao, answered she, but if he had I should not require you to persuade me to accept him.
This will anger him greatly, for he wishes to betroth me to the son of the king of the Green City, whom I like not at all.'
In some countries it has even been customary to betroth girls conditionally before they were born.
to promise "by one's truth." Men and women were betrothed when they were engaged to be married. This usually took place a year or more before marriage. From the time of betrothal the woman was regarded as the lawful wife of the man to whom she was betrothed (Deut. 28:30; Judg. 14:2, 8; Matt. 1:18-21). The term is figuratively employed of the spiritual connection between God and his people (Hos. 2:19, 20).