marriage vs divorce

marriage

Definitions

noun

  1. two people who are married to each other
  2. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
  3. the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
  4. a close and intimate union

Examples

Ingundis; and Leovigild, whose two sons, Hermenegild and Recared, were the issue of a former marriage.] [Footnote 128: Iracundiae furore succensa, adprehensam per comam capitis puellam in terram conlidit, et diu calcibus verberatam, ac sanguins cruentatam, jussit exspoliari, et piscinae immergi.

Marriage followed alongside a comfortable life on the cosy road to middle-class success.

The mobile service is designed to bring the marriage bureau to the doorstep of the customer.

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divorce

Definitions

noun

  1. the legal dissolution of a marriage

verb

  1. get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
  2. part; cease or break association with

Examples

Our economy is unbalanced, money is in excess supply, and its circulation is completely divorced from the circulation of goods.

You may not be able to hurry love, but it seems you can speed up divorce proceedings with the push of a button.

In Britain, one in every three marriages now ends in divorce.

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