Origin of betrothed
verb (used with object)
Origin of betroth
Examples from the Web for betrothed
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
His eyes wandered suspiciously around; his voice faltered as he accosted his betrothed.Debit and Credit|Gustav Freytag
Freddy has been affectionately taxed by his betrothed with having been instrumental in its despatch, but he has delicately denied.Doctor Cupid|Rhoda Broughton
Juan was still ignorant of the secret which Doña Inez had but recently confided to his betrothed.The Spanish Brothers|Deborah Alcock
For many months and years, before I ever saw or knew you, I have loved, and still am betrothed to another.The Prairie-Bird|Charles Augustus Murray
With his own imperial hand he placed the lady's hand in my own, and betrothed her to me with a ring from his own finger.Told by the Death's Head|Mr Jkai