bride


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bride

A woman newly married, or about to be.
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But the false bride said to the prince, 'Dear husband, pray do me one piece of kindness.' 'That I will,' said the prince.
When at last he had taken the bride's hand in the correct way, the priest walked a few paces in front of them and stopped at the lectern.
Another dismal circumstance is, that Veneering, having the captivating Tippins on one side of him and the bride's aunt on the other, finds it immensely difficult to keep the peace.
He let the knight and his ten archers pass by, then he strode up to the bride, and placed himself on the other side from her brother.
It was the middle of September and the schoolmaster's bride hadn't come-- never would come, we thought.
It gave her the ghastliness of a dead man's bride. Her youthful friends stood apart, shuddering at the mourners, the shrouded bridegroom, and herself; the whole scene expressed, by the strongest imagery, the vain struggle of the gilded vanities of this world, when opposed to age, infirmity, sorrow, and death.
And likewise a voice kept saying in my heart, "If ever you find your Golden Bride, be sure she will die."
At these words, said with tears of joy, the bride forgot her sufferings; for she had indeed suffered in presenting herself before the public to obtain a happiness her parents refused to sanction.
They went away to strange towns, but when people learned where they came from, they were always asked if they knew the two men who had fed the bride to the wolves.
Basilio, however, reviving slightly, said in a weak voice, as though in pain, "If thou wouldst consent, cruel Quiteria, to give me thy hand as my bride in this last fatal moment, I might still hope that my rashness would find pardon, as by its means I attained the bliss of being thine."
There were three other couples, following the bride and bridegroom: first, Martin Poyser, looking as cheery as a bright fire on this rimy morning, led quiet Mary Burge, the bridesmaid; then came Seth serenely happy, with Mrs.
'Oh Lillyvick!' cried the bride. 'If you knew what I am undergoing for you!'