1. pledged to be married
    the engaged couple
    the engaged couple
  2. (of clothing) custom-made
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How To Use bespoken In A Sentence

  • Clermont, for whom she seemed bespoken by her uncle, without the smallest knowledge how they might approve or suit each other. Camilla
  • Nor did the Doctor, of course, propose to stay for the after-piece, so they rose and left the theatre; the Doctor returning to Mrs. Portman, who was on a visit at the Deanery, and the Major walking home full of thought towards the George, where he had bespoken a bed. The History of Pendennis
  • And when the emperor saw that in no manner he could resist her wisdom, he sent secretly by letters for all the great grammarians and rhetoricians that they should come hastily to his pretorium to Alexandria, and he should give to them great gifts if they might surmount a maiden well bespoken. The Golden Legend, vol. 7
  • He scarce ever made his first Entrance in a Play but he was received with an involuntary Applause, not of Hands only, for those may be, and have often been partially prostituted and bespoken, but by a General Laughter which the very Sight of him provoked and Nature cou'd not resist; yet the louder the Laugh the graver was his Look upon it; and sure, the ridiculous Solemnity of his Features were enough to have set a whole Bench of Bishops into a Titter, cou'd he have been honour'd (may it be no Offence to suppose it) with such grave and right reverend Auditors. An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume I
  • If so, in light of subsequent events his name should bespoken only in hell. This didn't have to happen
  • If the judgment of the trial on 22nd June was recorded, as it should have been, a transcript of it was never bespoken.
  • “Beware!” he thundered again, “My name is not bespoken.” Tragedy in Tibet « Official Harry Harrison News Blog
  • I have bespoken, Sir, the civilities of your sisters, of your family: you forbid them not? Sir Charles Grandison
  • We have bespoken three tickets for tomorrow.
  • To please all was somewhat difficult, and occasionally some of them were scarcely so polite as they should have been to a perplexed hostess, who could scarcely be expected to remember that Lieutenant A. had bespoken his sangaree an instant before Captain B. and his friends had ordered their claret cup. Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands
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