She was eighteen and adorable, but her mother would not hear to a betrothment.
And when he gave her the kiss of betrothment her lips grew white.
You shall marry Aurelia, and in a few days we shall solemnize the betrothment.
Tant Sannie was well satisfied when told of the betrothment.
Her beauty, her wit, they were her own; but they had availed her little before her betrothment ...