[ UK /bɪtɹˈə‍ʊðə‍l/ ]
  1. a mutual promise to marry
  2. the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
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How To Use betrothal In A Sentence

  • He wrote, `I was saddened to see that your injury prevented you from joining in the dancing at my betrothal festivities. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
  • And you have been loth to part with her, even in betrothal .... Love and Life Behind the Purdah
  • It is not her own betrothal, but mine with Winnie's wraith, that is deluding her crazy brain. Aylwin
  • The buckle of her waistband is also his work; I am not quite sure but that it is a token of betrothal when a girl wears the buckle her suitor has made. Insulinde: Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago
  • And when I find myself once more on board, when the scene enacted on the hill above recurs to my mind, it seems to me that my betrothal is a joke, and my new family a set of puppets. The French Immortals Series — Complete
  • From the moment they were considered ready for betrothal, women were under an enormous amount of societal pressure to marry.
  • In honor of her betrothal the neckline had been cut lower than she had ever worn before.
  • On the occasion of the betrothal she had arrived late, dressed in indescribable odds and ends, with an artificial red flower stuck into her frowzy wig. The Promised Land
  • Hey, I've arranged a lot of betrothals, you can't expect me to remember each one!
  • I tell you, Mr. Le Noir, that your manner of speaking of my betrothal is equally insulting to myself, Doctor Rocke and my dear father, who never would have plighted our hands had he considered our prospective marriage a mésalliance. The Hidden Hand
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