marriage


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mar·riage

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marriage

The legal joining of two adults.
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Your time has been properly and delicately spent, if you have been endeavouring for the last four years to bring about this marriage.
The marriage being a perfectly legal one, and the wife's misconduct prior to the ceremony giving her husband no claim to his release from her by divorce, it was only possible to appeal to her sense of her own interests.
Of course Shelley's mind was full of the sanctity of the moment, and indignant that "the hour for which the years did sigh" should thus be broken in upon by vulgar revelry; but while we may sympathise with his view, and admit to the full the sacredness, not to say the solemnity, of the marriage ceremony, yet it is to be hoped that it still retains a naturally mirthful side, of which such public merriment is but the crude expression.
At what particular point did you mention the word marriage, Dorian?
One month passed away in the strangest uncertainties respecting the marriage of Mademoiselle Cormon.
You will not, of course, suppose that every bachelor among us finds his mates at the first wooing in this universal Marriage Chorus.
If you had not suggested our marriage, my servant would not have gone to the Reverend Samuel Wilson's, I should not have been apprised of my error, and--"
Of course this marriage will not bring me paradise, but what else does there remain, my friend--what else does there remain?
The marriage of a daughter, which had been the first object of her wishes since Jane was sixteen, was now on the point of accomplishment, and her thoughts and her words ran wholly on those attendants of elegant nuptials, fine muslins, new carriages, and servants.
The marriage might be considered as the result of an early engagement, though there had been two intermediate weddings on the lady's part, and forty years of celibacy on that of the gentleman.
I envy them all the sight they had when the marriage was fairly ended and Adam led Dinah out of church.
You must be sensible that as an only son, and the representative of an ancient family, your conduct in life is most interesting to your connections; and in the very important concern of marriage especially, there is everything at stake--your own happiness, that of your parents, and the credit of your name.