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synonyms for banns

  • betrothal
  • bridal
  • marriage
  • matrimony
  • nuptials
  • troth
  • affiancing
  • marriage ceremony
  • nuptial
  • spousal
  • spousals
  • wedding ceremony

antonyms for banns

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  • divorce
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How to use banns in a sentence

But the stars and the Gypsy brethren forbid the banns, so they part eternally.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
Let us all hasten to bless the banns between steel-edged truth and perfect amenity.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 81, JULY, 1864VARIOUS
In Strype's time it claimed the right of solemnizing marriages without licence or proclamation of banns.
BYGONE LONDONFREDERICK ROSS
The man tried to brazen it out, and laughingly said, “Well, I suppose we need not have the banns published again?”
EDWARD HOARE, M.A.EDWARD HOARE
When the banns had been twice called an anonymous letter was received by the Vicar, which stated that the man was already married.
EDWARD HOARE, M.A.EDWARD HOARE
I didn't know the two had walked together since last fall, when her aunt forbad the banns.
RETURN OF THE NATIVETHOMAS HARDY
An absolute stranger in an office took my notice, and our banns were proclaimed to ears that had never previously heard our names.
TONO BUNGAYH. G. WELLS
Then a man stood up in the church—I couldn't see his face—but he was tall, and he called out—er, 'I forbid the banns!
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
I conceived the idea that the time when the banns were read and when the clergyman said, "Ye are now to declare it!"
GREAT EXPECTATIONSCHARLES DICKENS
On their way to the station the lovers were alone for a few minutes, when Isaac asked about having the banns published.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART, NO. 696VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BANNS

  • affiancing
  • banns
  • betrothal
  • bridal
  • marriage
  • marriage ceremony
  • matrimony
  • nuptial
  • nuptials
  • spousal
  • spousals
  • troth
  • wedding ceremony
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.