Betrothed refers to someone who is engaged to be married, or the act of becoming engaged.


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Valentine’s Day, in fact, originated as a liturgical feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr, or perhaps two. So, how did we get from beheading to betrothing on Valentine’s Day?


Early in 1947 Princess Elizabeth went with the king and queen to South Africa . After her return there was an announcement of her betrothal to her distant cousin Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten of the Royal Navy , formerly Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark . The marriage took place in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.


She enlists her best friends Alba (Ella Bruccoleri) and Clara (Seraphina Beh) in the cause, who step into view, one on each of Ria’s elbows, with the snap of backup dancers. Stubborn and snotty, Ria is so hellbent on breaking up the betrothal that she’s willing to spy and lie, claw and kick. She gets as good as she gives, ending more than one scene in a bloody, heaving heap.

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March brought news of the bonkers betrothal and Murdoch’s bizarre interview about how he “dreaded falling in love”; April saw the engagement’s abandonment. Murdoch was supposed to end the month testifying in the Dominion lawsuit; having settled that, he set about blindsiding even his allies by sacking Carlson.

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Like the real Charlotte, our Queen Charlotte is from Germany. She lives there with her brother Adolphus until he enters into a betrothal contract with George's mother Augusta, providing that Charlotte will become George's wife and England's next queen.

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Big Ammachi is a woman of quiet faith and great strength. Her marriage becomes something beautiful, even enviable. I was also being true to the historical facts: such betrothals of young girls and boys were common in my grandmother’s and great-grandmother’s era.

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The decline in the marriage rate is related to the rising cost of getting married, especially the high housing prices in some big cities and the increasing betrothal money a bridegroom has to give to the bride's parents, writes a veteran journalist with China Daily.

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