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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRIDAL

It had always been so on this anniversary of their bridal night.

Gilberte is in her bridal attire, but without wreath and veil.

Join with me, then, in prayerful outpourings that we may be found as those in bridal array.

The Shadow which lurks in every bridal lamp had become the Spectre of the bedchamber.

Madame Boche would take Claude and Etienne with her for the bridal night.

The dead, the old departed dead, longed for the bridal of Miette and Silvere.

He was confessing him, giving him advice about the bridal night!

Claude declared that their couch was as soft as a bridal bed.

We start upon no bridal tours until you are out of this trouble.

Of course all the guests of the bridal reception had long since gone away.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., transferred use of noun bridal "wedding feast," Old English brydealo "marriage feast," from bryd ealu, literally "bride ale" (see bride + ale); second element later confused with suffix -al (1), especially after c.1600.

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