At the time, polygamy was the norm in Arab tribal society, and marrying widows and divorcées was a noble thing to do.
In fact, he says, there are plenty of instances in which same-sex couples are better off not marrying.
It was marrying a stunning non-Jewish woman that was the real triumph.
marrying yourself merely underscores selfishness and self-interest, rather than enabling you to live singly in the best way.
Now it is marrying the model to another goal: the efforts of the U.S. military to save money and resources by becoming green.
Do you not see that by marrying Warwick's daughter you will attach him firmly to us?
I've been thinking for a long time of marrying and settling down.
It made her feel less that Joy was marrying into a strange tribe.
I have set my heart upon your marrying, and upon your marrying Mary Bruce.
If he cares for a woman he won't be put off with anything short of marrying her.
c.1300, "to give (offspring) in marriage," from Old French marier "to get married; to marry off, give in marriage; to bring together in marriage," from Latin maritare "to wed, marry, give in marriage" (source of Italian maritare, Spanish and Portuguese maridar), from maritus (n.) "married man, husband," of uncertain origin, originally a past participle, perhaps ultimately from "provided with a *mari," a young woman, from PIE root *mari- "young wife, young woman," akin to *meryo- "young man" (cf. Sanskrit marya- "young man, suitor").
Meaning "to get married, join (with someone) in matrimony" is early 14c. in English, as is that of "to take in marriage." Said from 1520s of the priest, etc., who performs the rite. Figurative use from early 15c. Related: Married; marrying. Phrase the marrying kind, describing one inclined toward marriage and almost always used with a negative, is attested by 1824, probably short for marrying kind of men, which is from a popular 1756 essay by Chesterfield.
In some Indo-European languages there were distinct "marry" verbs for men and women, though some of these have become generalized. Cf. Latin ducere uxorem (of men), literally "to lead a wife;" nubere (of women), perhaps originally "to veil" [Buck]. Also cf. Old Norse kvangask (of men) from kvan "wife" (cf. quean), so "take a wife;" giptask (of women), from gipta, a specialized use of "to give" (cf. gift (n.)) so "to be given."
a common oath in the Middle Ages, mid-14c., now obsolete, a corruption of the name of the Virgin Mary.
To join; bring together: He tries to marry the Canadian producers with the foreign buyers (1526+)