affianced

[ uh-fahy-uh nst ]SEE DEFINITION OF affianced

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It is his right to know the truth, and—what can Ned say while I'm affianced?

It is strange,—the repugnance with which she regarded the suit of her affianced!

Will it please you to remember that M. d'Ombreval is my affianced husband?

She is the only daughter of my comrade and she is my affianced bride.

Long time ago they were affianced, but she has been down in the wilderness.

He prayed Heaven to bless her, and so the affianced lovers parted for the night.

Let me explain, then, that we have been affianced from our childhood.

And Julia did speak, and became the affianced wife of Mr. Hedge.

Anak was in the crowd with her father, the old chief, and her affianced, Noa.

We were both happy, and my sister was affianced to a man she adored.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "to promise," from Old French afiancier "to pledge, promise, give one's word," from afiance (n.) "confidence, trust," from afier "to trust," from Late Latin affidare, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + fidare "to trust," from fidus (see affidavit). From mid-16c. especially "to promise in marriage." Related: Affianced; affiancing.

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