engaged to be married: She is betrothed to that young lieutenant.
the person to whom one is engaged: He introduced us to his betrothed.
- un·be·trothed, adjective
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How to use betrothed in a sentence
Across the globe, millions of boys and girls are betrothed so young they spend the majority of their adolescence already married.
Twice widowed by kings and betrothed to a third, her dream is well on its way to becoming reality.Valar Morghulis: Game of Thrones’ Women Are Going to Rule the World | Scott Bixby | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her demand was simple: I will not marry Loras Tyrell (i.e., the “renowned pillow-biter” to whom Papa Tywin has betrothed her).
As a young woman, her sister was promised to Luthor Tyrell, while her betrothed was a Targaryen.Game of Thrones’ ‘Oathkeeper’: Joffrey’s Killer Revealed, White Walkers, and A New Jaime Lannister | Marlow Stern | April 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Noah's—including his barren, adopted daughter Ila, who is betrothed to his son Shem—are.‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See | Andrew Romano | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Farther down the gravel-walk strolls a young Frenchman and his fiancée—the mother of his betrothed inevitably at her side!The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
One day her mother heard her singing a popular nautical ballad, on the devotion of a sailor's bride to her betrothed.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
This evening Rudy and Babette sat together, as betrothed, for the last time at the mill.Rudy and Babette | Hans Christian Andersen
And, since he was her betrothed, one or two iron-gray hairs in the man's head had turned white, and lines deepened in his face.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
When the proud senator returned home, he told his wife that he had that day betrothed their daughter.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for betrothed
engaged to be married: he was betrothed to her
the person to whom one is engaged; fiancé or fiancée
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