The boy was born on September 14, 1874, in a hospital for unwed mothers in Buffalo.
These days, a child born to an unwed mother is much more likely to be part of a cohabiting family.
The other part of the female breadwinner equation focuses on the steep rise in unwed mothers.
Jobs was born to unwed parents and placed for adoption shortly thereafter.
Almost three in five births to unwed women are to women who are cohabitating with a partner.
Under the moonlight dance the unwed brides, veiled and in flowing robes; Gerbert thinks he sees Ida amongst them.
And the youngest-born, the Lady Lucy, I take it, is yet unwed?
Why dost thou pass thy years unwed, following arms, thirsting for throats?
We lead the life of a political marriage, but the heart is unwed.
Under the moonlight dance the unwed brides, veiled and in flowing robes; Gerbert thinks he sees Ida among them.
Old English weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from Proto-Germanic *wadjojanan (cf. Old Norse veðja "to bet, wager," Old Frisian weddia "to promise," Gothic ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE root *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. Latin vas, genitive vadis "bail, security," Lithuanian vaduoti "to redeem a pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Germanic languages (cf. German Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to English. "Originally 'make a woman one's wife by giving a pledge or earnest money', then used of either party" [Buck]. Related: Wedded; wedding.