How To Use Marriage In A Sentence

  • Marriage followed alongside a comfortable life on the cosy road to middle-class success.
  • 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. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire — Volume 3
  • The mobile service is designed to bring the marriage bureau to the doorstep of the customer.
  • The imbalance in the number of girls and boys of marriageable age is not the only cause of these social changes, and it will not persist for long.
  • In Britain, one in every three marriages now ends in divorce.
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  • Excepting his quaint epithets which he affects to render literally from the Greek, a language above all others blest in the happy marriage of sweet words, and which in our language are mere printer's compound epithets -- such as quaffed divine Literary Remains, Volume 1
  • A new law took effect last year that makes it illegal to abduct young girls and force them into marriage.
  • First examine the entries on the marriage register.
  • Frederick, a bisexual misanthrope in a childless, political marriage, was a lapsed Calvinist who held all religions in contempt.
  • It was a marriage and a lifestyle that almost destroyed him.
  • And it was Charlie’s indirect responsibility that he committed suicide, thus ending that marriage in acrimony and despair. Patrick McGrath’s ‘Trauma’ « Tales from the Reading Room
  • In the future, fights and disagreements between husbands and wives will simply result in the immediate end of their marriages.
  • Nevertheless, women did not enjoy juridical equality in marriage and the family until new family legislation was passed in 1977.
  • They were reconciled but the marriage was annulled within a year. Times, Sunday Times
  • Marriage documents were signed, felicitations offered, they sat down to a great banquet, and the new bride lay in her husband's lap... Elizabeth Abbott: Is New York's Gay Marriage Truly Historic?
  • The husband is required to return these assets to the wife at the end of the marriage; should the woman be divorced or should the husband predecease the wife, these assets return to her and she is to be compensated for any damage caused to them. Marriage.
  • I recall her fawning over him some years ago when he did some extra-special marriage+ thingy. "Mike Huckabee has leaped ahead..."
  • At least 63% report problems in their marriages as spouses resent them caring for their parents. Times, Sunday Times
  • In the case of marriage, calling SSM discriminatory or segregationist represents either a failure to adequately recognise the sexuality of the individual involved or more perniciously to regard that distinction as immaterial or undeserving of respect. Why are only queer rights on the chopping block?
  • The itch to touch something rather than just look at it is responsible for more dissolved marriages than any other desire. Times, Sunday Times
  • The decline in marriage has been offset by a rise in cohabitation.
  • Marriage certificates will be changed so that they include the occupations of the bride and groom's mothers, plus details of step-parents if applicable.
  • Liberal proponents of American Values praise the freedom that opens the floodgates to gay marriage and pornography; conservatives, the liberty unleashing that locust plague called unrestrained capitalism; neo-conservatives the license for lying, murderous Machtpolitik. Founding Fathers vs. Church Fathers
  • In the census of 1850, the term mulatto appears for the first time due primarily to inter-marriage between Irish and African Americans. Terrance Heath: Sotomayor and the Vulcan Standard, Pt. 2
  • The direct impact of a long-term imbalanced sex ratio at birth is the emergence of "gradient marriage squeeze," it said. The Times of India
  • If, through their labors to transform misava into masimu, women established traditional tenure rights not explicitly recognized by patriliny, then likewise, through the everyday habits of farming, women learned, performed, and nurtured relationships that overlapped with, but ranged far beyond, blood - and marriage-based patrilineal kinship. Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique
  • The exact particulars of the similarity never came to light, but apparently the lady had, in a fit of high-minded inadvertence, had gone through the ceremony of marriage with, one quotes the unpublished discourse of Mr. Butteridge — “a white-livered skunk,” and this zoological aberration did in some legal and vexatious manner mar her social happines. The War in the Air
  • To all outward appearances everything was fine, but under the surface the marriage was very shaky.
  • Now that marriage no longer means much, why not let couples or triples or quadruples of whatever variety get married?
  • Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage , he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it. Helen Rowland 
  • The book's title alludes to an anti-Semitic law legislated by Frederick II of Prussia that every Jew at marriage had to purchase a surplus of goods from the royal china factory.
  • In the countryside, on the contrary, more hands were needed to work the fields in grain-growing regions, and males contracted marriages at younger ages to increase the rural labour supply.
  • They kept it quiet because they thought it could affect the marriageability of other women in the family.
  • Such integration will automatically lead to mixed marriages.
  • If marriage confers social status and respectability, adultery confers a stigma.
  • As for the remaining four songs, 'Wrapped Around Your Finger' and 'Tea In The Sahara' are doomy ciphers, the former possibly about marriage, the latter open to a handful of interpretations, none of them exactly upbeat, while 'Synchronicity I' is a trifle explaining the title concept and the monster hit 'Every Breath You Take', is ostensibly a trite love song with it's icy and obsessive core just barely concealed. Synchronicity
  • His marriage to an heiress is a tragedy.
  • Tolerance is an essential ingredient for a happy marriage.
  • The prospect of marriage terrified Alice.
  • Is this the marriage that is blessed or the marriage that is on the brink of destruction?
  • Some of the early church fathers used to argue that marriage was more of a sacrifice than celibacy.
  • For a great many men and women, romance can be a most important part of marriage.
  • A good lawyer might fudge the issue for his client - not sufficiently to get him off the hook, but sufficiently to suggest that he honestly felt himself justified in making a second marriage.
  • She had a string of lovers before her marriage finally broke up.
  • She will blame the couple's very different social backgrounds for the differences that eventually led to the collapse of their marriage.
  • Middle-class families needed capital and credit, and marriage had considerable importance in bringing in funds through dowries and marriage settlements, and giving access to credit networks.
  • Besides the majority Sinhala Buddhists, the nation also includes Sri Lankan Tamils, Tamils of recent Indian origin, Muslims, and Burghers, descendants of intermarriages between Sri Lankans and Europeans.
  • Her bold actions have elevated her to the status of national hero and prompted thousands of offers of marriage.
  • Resist acting surprised when a relative makes a marriage announcement. The Sun
  • Scores of self-help books have been written from a conservative standpoint on how to have a happy marriage, make more money, or overcome codependency.
  • Trust is a vital ingredient in a successful marriage.
  • To some judges, it isn't fair that the donor should always get the ring back, especially if the donee stood ready to go ahead with the marriage and the donor broke it off.
  • Family campaigners said they were disappointed that the public thought cohabiting and marriage were the same. Times, Sunday Times
  • An egomaniacal celebrity author lives in Paris with his glamorous young second wife and his shy and unhappy grown-up daughter from his first marriage.
  • He was of a mild and cheerful temper, generous to the extent of his means, and of an inventive genius; and his conduct after marriage was irreproachable.
  • Edward's affair and subsequent marriage to divorced Mrs Simpson had left the family's popularity at an all-time low.
  • The strict regime of the marriage vows broke my marriage and my husband became a person who seemed to change overnight.
  • Their marriage is very traditional.
  • The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family.
  • The study shows that the females have a prudential attitude to divorce, and a tolerant attitude to outside marriage love, and they reject sex behavior before marriage.
  • The tax granted by the datary for the contracting of marriage out of the permitted seasons, is twenty carlins; and in the permitted periods, if the contracting parties are the second or third degree of kindred, it is commonly twenty-five ducats, and four for expediting the bulls; and in the fourth degree, seven tournois, one ducat, six carlins. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • He was badly hurt by the end of his marriage.
  • John Hales, clerk of the hanaper, a learned and able man, and, like all who espoused this party, a zealous protestant, had written, and secretly circulated, a book in defence of the claims of the lady Catherine, and he had also procured opinions of foreign lawyers in favor of the validity of her marriage. Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
  • My unmarried survey respondents seem to understand that friendship is the basis of a good marriage even as they hold out for chemistry and thunderbolts and soulmates.
  • She had a happy family life until the calluses started appearing on her skin three years after her marriage.
  • But if marriage patterns were to be drastically altered, significant changes in the social structure would occur.
  • A lot of people loved the big Kawasaki's marriage of retro style with 1990s handling and reliability.
  • Marriage or sexual relationships with any member of the other seven 'skins' are regarded as improper.
  • The nutty flavour of the barley goes very well with the slightly exotic flavour of the mushrooms - a marriage made in Scotland.
  • One of the central features of marriage is the signing of a legal agreement that confers responsibilities and rights on both parties. Times, Sunday Times
  • These women demanded only fair treatment within traditional sex roles, never really questioning the salience of marriage itself.
  • The municipal officer demands a bribe from a hawker; the bureaucrat refuses to register a land title or a marriage; the traffic cop beats the rickshaw-driver who can't afford to pay his weekly installment, known as hafta. India's Middle Class Hungers for Undemocratic Change
  • Too many young people hurry into marriage without considering the responsibilities.
  • Whereas intermarriage between Hutu and Tutsi is common, it is extremely rare between Twa and other groups.
  • My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend. Rodney Dangerfield 
  • I danced into the morning to celebrate the coming-of-age of young men and fell asleep in a dark hut while marriages and deaths were commemorated in song.
  • Living in this goldfish bowl of publicity would crack the strongest marriage.
  • Living separately from parents after marriage is all the mode.
  • Until his marriage, his job was number one in his life.
  • Polygamous marriages could be treated not as group marriages but as a series of simultaneously con-existing one-on-one marriages; that is, A marries B and B marries A. Should we legally recognize polyamorous marriages?
  • Nevertheless, the marriage of hippopotamus with whale is clear.
  • Gossip was exchanged and embellished, births, deaths and marriages were discussed and the price of bonhams and dropped calves were dissected.
  • Women more than men focused their sole attention on marriage as a union of persons or souls. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era
  • Of these options hiring a prostitute is the least threatening to marriage but it's the only option which is illegal. Archive 2008-03-01
  • So I suppose it's no surprise that a May 7 press release from the the World Congress of Families (WCF), an extremely conservative group that "seeks to restore the natural family as the fundamental social unit and the 'seedbed' of civil society," accused CCF of wanting to '' de-institutionalize marriage "and of celebrating the fact" that an increasing number of women are choosing not to marry and have children. Stephanie Coontz: Unconventional Wisdom on Families
  • The Roman Catholic Church regards marriage as indissoluble.
  • She grew up in a rarefied world of private girls' schools and arranged marriages.
  • A good marriage is based on trust.
  • The California's Supreme Court (in a 7-0 decision written by the justice who authored the marriage decision) has already unanimously determined pre-election review is not precluded when the challenge is based upon a claimthat the initiative may not properly be submitted to the voters becauseit amounts to a constitutional revision rather than an amendment. California's "Proposition 8 - Limit on Marriage Initiative" Should Be Removed From The Ballot
  • Privately in 2006, I was told by a prominent, scholarly absolutist at that end that the Barragan-Martini view 'BMV' for short, and thus my own, is flatly incompatible with the entire logical structure of the Church's teaching about sex and marriage. Condomania
  • Their constant arguments were putting a strain on their marriage.
  • This latest collection, which brings a host of unpublished poems into the public domain, is the perfect marriage of old and new.
  • Relationships, marriage and parenthood are next explored. Know Your Own Mind
  • Marriage to her was the armature of my ego; remove the armature and I might topple like clay.
  • Intermarriage is wrong and Rabbi shouldn’t endorse it as beig equal to inmarriage. Rosh Hashanah: Mixed Faith Families, Mix-and-Match Honey and Apples « The Blog at 16th and Q
  • Though they began talking about marriage almost immediately, they let their physical relationship unfold at an unhurried pace.
  • A woman whose marriage has been dissolved bears on a lozenge her paternal arms, charged for the purpose of distinction with a mascle.
  • Maybe there are general relationship issues you need to sort out too but your marriage vows mean something. The Sun
  • As a lesbian I want marriage equality in my home state of California.
  • Constant arguing doesn't make for a happy marriage.
  • This, I believe, is the essence of the poem; you believe that through the consummation of a marriage of mind and nature it is possible to create paradise here on earth.
  • These latter included wills, churches and churchyards, religious obligations, tithes, marriage, slander, and sorcery.
  • They wouldn't mind doing sick calls and being with the dying or even doing some marriage preparation, some weddings, some baptisms.
  • Almost one in two marriages ends in divorce. Times, Sunday Times
  • The only surprise in all the puerile humour is just how sour the film's view of marriage is. Times, Sunday Times
  • Maybe if we could be honest about sex, we could be honest about marriage and monogamy and family.
  • Romance is one thing, marriage is quite another.
  • From the ardent desire which you have long expressed concerning Stona's marriage, it will, I am convinced, give you pleasure to hear that the nuptials are at last solemnized. The Autobiography of Liuetenant-General Sir Harry Smith, Baronet of Aliwal on the Sutlej, G. C. B.
  • If body language was anything to go by, this was indeed a marriage made in heaven.
  • Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license," Judge Walker wrote in his opinion, issued Aug. 4.
  • Operating a cash-poor shamus practice in Edinburgh, occasionally bringing along his precocious daughter from a broken marriage, Brodie is clearly more of a doer than a brooder. Matt's Guide to Weekend TV: Walking Dead, Case Histories and More!
  • They decided to go for marriage guidance.
  • Some vestiges of arranged marriage continue and many couples rely on matchmakers to find mates.
  • If you had a car and it made a terrible rattle you'd have it checked out immediately instead of waiting to for it to go kaput, the same principle applies to marriage.
  • The play portrays a good marriage torn apart by external forces.
  • Marriage as a legal bond may become outdated, but I doubt it.
  • Well, then," returned the ruffian, "to put you out o 'suspense, as the topsman remarked to poor Tom Sheppard, afore he turned him off, I'm come to make you an honourable proposal o' marriage. Jack Sheppard A Romance
  • The fundamental issue is, is marriage something we honor and respect?
  • The women are punished for refusing arranged marriages, or if their family fails to produce a promised dowry, or who in some way bring dishonour on their family.
  • But then perhaps modern marriage is old-fashioned already and needs reinventing. Times, Sunday Times
  • We confess with sadness that Christians and our institutions have too often scandalously failed to uphold the institution of marriage and to model for the world the true meaning of marriage.
  • She blamed him for the failure of their marriage/blamed the failure of their marriage on him.
  • This continued throughout the duration of their marriage.
  • Previous to her marriage she was head "saleslady" at the "Little Sailor" * novelty shop, corner of Quai Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1
  • It is not difficult to see why Gregory and his supporters denounced both lay proprietorship and clerical marriage.
  • But their almost five-year marriage did not have a Hollywood happy ending. Times, Sunday Times
  • Our beloved class system doesn't help of course, as we are restricted into marriage from a small group of people at work or friends and play.
  • It concerned marriages and civil partnerships, which is one of a group of Bills that have broadened the law on the equality of different groups. Times, Sunday Times
  • When a marriage ends, the former husband and wife often contend over the children.
  • This discipline looks at the positives of marriage and committed cohabitation, at what binds people together. Times, Sunday Times
  • A-T-K-K-Q-Q-J of trumps would score 190 for a run plus a marriage in trumps.
  • It shall be no offence for you to divorce your wives before the marriage is consummated or the dowry is settled.
  • There was little if any intermarriage and little intermating between the two groups.
  • If you think she has not, you are misreading the signs and there is something wrong with your marriage. Times, Sunday Times
  • I opposed her marriage to Darryl.
  • Griots entertain at ceremonies such as baptisms and marriages.
  • And, in fact, the buckles on his wedding shoes for the day of his marriage were worth two million pounds or so, $3 million by today's standards.
  • Their marriage fell apart when she found out about her husband's affair.
  • Many marriages today are experiencing severe strain but that does not mean that the only solution is to eventually put an end to it by resorting to divorce.
  • Case in point: Openly anxious about grass-roots disaffection from the Republican Party, conservative Christian organizers are reaching for ways to turn out voters this November, including arguing that recognizing same-sex marriage could also limit religious freedom. September 2006
  • This was not the performance of a man who will be seeking time off to mend his marriage. Times, Sunday Times
  • Chips says that Wallis righteously refuses to make any pronouncement at all, but the King is dead set on a morganatic marriage. THE WHITE DOVE
  • All across Europe, wherever you look, marriage is in decline and divorce rates are soaring.
  • He wrote about ritual matters such as kashrut as well as business questions, relations between Jews and non-Jews, medical procedures, marriage, divorce, conversion and synagogue practice. Feinstein, Rabbi Moses.
  • If all they've done is suffer an unhappy marriage, we should leave them to their marital misery.
  • Why did such a wealthy family need to fund the marriage of its grandson through a tacky magazine deal? The Sun
  • A forum with four pastors on divorce and remarriage in Leadership Journal illustrates this principle well.
  • A new interview with the first couple reveals details on everything from their date night to what they call a rocky period in their marriage. CNN Transcript Oct 30, 2009
  • Marriage and long-term commitment have to mean more than short-term self-gratification, otherwise what separates them from a holiday fling?
  • In fact, neither Cathy nor Frank express anything that might resemble an emotion until their bedroom door is locked and the neighbourhood of gossiping gnats is safely locked out of the hidden desperation of their unhappy marriage.
  • With regard to marriage Luther pursues the same idea: The marital relationship between a man and a woman is true chastity and of higher value than monastic asceticism.
  • At first we seem to be in familiar terrain, both emotionally and geographically, since this story of a fractured marriage has been shifted from Oz to England.
  • Marriage is a very real commitment and is devoid of the romantic notions and premonitions we have about it, and that we carry before engagement.
  • To the ACLU's secular Jewish policy-makers, Christianity is a tool of majority opression of "victimized minorities" which has to be warred on along with other high agenda bugaboos like firearms ownership, bigots who won't let courts impose gay marriage, and "heteronormative" institutions like the Boy Scouts. Protesting minarets.
  • I remind the House that couples in the intimate atmosphere of engagement sometimes find that pregnancy arises and the shotgun marriage follows.
  • Indeed, it might be argued that the state of the marriage is summed up in contrasting scenes relating to the preparation or consumption of food.
  • The irremediableness of marriage, as it is at present constituted, undoubtedly deters many from entering into that state. An Essay on the Principle of Population
  • But McCain "reconfirmed" to Falwell that he would support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman if a federal court were to strike down state constitutional bans on gay marriage. 03/29/2006
  • In September of 1943 my marriage was solemnised with V.S., who had come out of jail just then.
  • Whereas if only she had been dishonest, and therefore commonplace, she would either have chucked her given word to the devil, or the deep grey sea over which she stood, and cleared for her own happiness and a marriage licence; or kept her word in one sense while making deedy little plans of triangular pattern for future reference. Leonie of the Jungle
  • Well, if same-sex unions were excluded from the term “marriage” the term “gay marriage” would be meaningless. The Volokh Conspiracy » Wishful Linguistics
  • Later he disengaged himself from the promise of marriage.
  • I call it an open marriage, or just refer to ourselves as swingers.
  • Today, marriage is viewed as the natural outcome of emotional and sexual maturation, and a prolonged single status is stigmatizing for women.
  • We are all aware that the Obamas have a wonderful marriage, and his uxoriousness is the talk of all the women's magazines; but is she really influential when it comes to surging in Afghanistan; bombing Iran; and the political haggling over taxes? Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • We're in our 20s and have a blissful marriage. The Sun
  • To facilitate his spiritual career, he goes through marriage ceremony.
  • However, as the legal proof showing the marriage relationship, the certificate is an important tool to protect one's legitimate rights.
  • Ann's marriage to Simon, apparently not a happy one, led her to find work in sewing or needlework.
  • It promises to be a long, happy and fruitful marriage as they unite against the cowboys. Times, Sunday Times
  • The turning point probably came when the General Convention revised the canon on divorce and remarriage.
  • She had to cope with huge changes and divided loyalties when your husband's marriage ended. The Sun
  • She has no right to interfere in her son's marriage.
  • `I suppose you could say that I'm living as a loose woman, but really I'm very strait-laced about marriage -- other people's marriages. THE HARDIE INHERITANCE
  • Although he preferred drink to sex, he had, at least once, in Italy, cheated on Grace, and one does not suppose him to have been pure premarriage. The Romance of Sinclair Lewis
  • She returned to court nevertheless, and constantly denying her marriage, fought it out with the effrontery which is so easily forgiven, in fashionable life, to youth, wit, and beauty. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844
  • Unfortunately, the conservative argument against gay marriage often reeks of hypocrisy.
  • He is survived by his wife and a stepson from his second marriage and by a son and daughter from his first. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sister and wife of Zeus the principal goddess of the Pantheon the pantroness primarily of marriage and the well-being of women the mother of Ares Hephaestus and Hebe.
  • As Kate Bolick tells us, marriage isn't for everyone and being single doesn't bear the stigma it once did; and as Eric Klineberg reveals in Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone, contrary to what we may think, single people tend to be more socially engaged and civic-minded. Sabrina Schaeffer: The Proposal Farce: Entertainment Coupled With Anti-Marriage
  • Marriages have been sundered, careers wrecked, confidences shattered, boners unsprung. Pieces of Lou, pt. 2
  • Both the Mayans and Aztecs believed the cacao bean had magical, or even divine, properties18), suitable for use in the most sacred19) rituals of birth, marriage and death.
  • Jamie Blandford broke his silence after two jail terms and an estranged marriage, to appear on breakfast television.
  • Because of what some pandits have been saying - that the year 2000 is inauspicious for marriages as it has three ‘shunya’ in its number.
  • Once all were assembled, David brought out the rabbi and called on four friends to hold the chuppah poles for his marriage to Lois.
  • An annulment is a Church ruling that the marriage was invalid.
  • The Council passed reforming decrees in keeping with the Cluniac reform movement, including ones concerning simony and clerical marriage.
  • She is middle-aged, with a good marriage and a beautiful suburban home. Times, Sunday Times
  • You say you don't believe in marriage, but I bet you sing a different song when you finally fall in love.
  • ‘The dissimilitude between the terms ‘civil marriage’ and ‘civil union’ is not innocuous: it is a considered choice of language that reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual couples to second-class status.
  • The most recent outpourings have suggested that his marriage is failing, a claim the couple refute. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mr and Mrs Wall invite you to the marriage of their daughter Ann to Mr Thomas Lea.
  • This Decalogue, which is often called the ritual Decalogue, so it's listed on there in Exodus 34, bans intermarriage with Canaanites less they entice the Israelites into worship of their gods.
  • Deciding that marriage was not so important for their third daughter, the Nis had loosened the bindings and allowed Kwei-tseng’s feet to grow normally into what upper-class Chinese referred to disdainfully as “big feet.” The Last Empress
  • Nor do the figures include the women who still honour the curious custom of adopting their husband 's surname on marriage. Times, Sunday Times
  • Marriage to a merchant seaman in 2004 put her on course for work by the coast. Times, Sunday Times
  • There's no magic formula for a perfect marriage.
  • I would imagine that people who value the institution of marriage also value institutions like fidelity, and the associated signs and symbols.
  • Marriage comes by destiny.
  • After a decent interval, a period of dating and familiarisation, and ultimately marriage and homemaking, the first children were born.

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