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Word: dowry

Definition: money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage

Sentences Containing 'dowry'

The dowry of his wife amounted to fifty thousand crowns, and he had, besides, the prospect of seeing her fortune increased to half a million at her father's death.
At one end was the receipted bill for the 287,000 francs, and at the other was a diamond as large as a hazel nut, with these words on a small slip of parchment: Julie's Dowry.
Ever since Valentine's dowry had been mentioned, Morrel had been silent and sad.
``I,''said Danglars,``have always intended giving my daughter 500,000 francs as her dowry; she is, besides, my sole heiress.''
``I accept it,''said she;``he has a right to pay the dowry, which I shall take with me to some convent!''
``Shall you be able to pay M. Cavalcanti the five hundred thousand francs you promise for my dowry?''
The servant had further informed him that he was now going to the Indies with the appointment of Judge of the Supreme Court of Mexico; and he had learned, likewise, that the young lady was his daughter, whose mother had died in giving birth to her, and that he was very rich in consequence of the dowry left to him with the daughter.
Miss Doran, whose graceful figure and striking face attracted much attention at the Westbury House festivities, is an only child, and it is currently reported that her dowry will run to considerably over the six figures, with expectancies for the future.

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