Definition: state of being married
Definition: state of being married
Sentences Containing 'matrimony'
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment.
But they are very favourable if they wheedle nobody into matrimony, but only make a present of a small live creature, no bigger than a bastard, to some of the family, no matter who gets it; when a child is born it must be kept.
For although she does not avoid or shun the society and conversation of the shepherds, and treats them courteously and kindly, should any one of them come to declare his intention to her, though it be one as proper and holy as that of matrimony, she flings him from her like a catapult.
For men, giving the gift of a daughter or a sister to another man for the purpose of matrimony allows for the formation of kinship ties between two men and the transfer of “sexual access, genealogical statuses, lineage names and ancestors, rights and people” to occur.
I did not know before, that I had two daughters on the brink of matrimony.
She had always felt that Charlotte's opinion of matrimony was not exactly like her own, but she had not supposed it to be possible that, when called into action, she would have sacrificed every better feeling to worldly advantage.
Sweden has officially recognized same-sex marriages since 1 May 2009, following the adoption of a new, gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish parliament on 1 April 2009, On 22 October 2009, the assembly of the Church of Sweden, voted strongly in favour of giving its blessing to homosexual couples, including the use of the term for marriage: "äktenskap" ("matrimony").
Thus much for my general intention in favor of matrimony; it remains to be told why my views were directed towards Longbourn instead of my own neighborhood, where I can assure you there are many amiable young women.
To proceed; you must know that though the uncle put before his niece and described to her the qualities of each one in particular of the many who had asked her in marriage, begging her to marry and make a choice according to her own taste, she never gave any other answer than that she had no desire to marry just yet, and that being so young she did not think herself fit to bear the burden of matrimony.
With an instinctive hatred of matrimony, she suffered Andrea's attentions in order to get rid of Morcerf; but when Andrea urged his suit, she betrayed an entire dislike to him.
Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only provision for well educated young women of small fortune, and however uncertain of giving happiness, must be their pleasantest preservative from want.
``You mistake, sir,''said Morcerf with a gloomy smile;``I am not referring in the least to matrimony, and I only addressed myself to M. Cavalcanti because he appeared disposed to interfere between us.
More Vocab Words::: elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
::: encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
::: imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
::: arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
::: despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
::: reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
::: menace - threat; V: threaten
::: insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
::: centigrade - denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)