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You haven't seen the bride's table in the tent yet, have you, Hippy?

There was no lessening of the bride's composure as she replied, with a little shrug.

"No," the bride replied, and there was determination in the monosyllable.

Since then, he had striven to obtain another interview with his bride, but she had refused him.

No well-regulated Thames inn can exist a week without a bride and groom.

Have no fear; for I will guide you to the bride that awaits you.'

She knew that she loved Siegfried with all her heart, and she promised to be his bride.

We shall be neighbours, Caleb, and then you shall try and find a bride for yourself.

If Evelyn were not his daughter—even if not to be his bride—what a weight from his soul!

It was the peculiarity of the nuptials that they were all Bride.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bryd "bride, betrothed or newly married woman," from Proto-Germanic *bruthiz "woman being married" (cf. Old Frisian breid, Dutch bruid, Old High German brut, German Braut "bride"). Gothic cognate bruþs, however, meant "daughter-in-law," and the form of the word borrowed from Old High German into Medieval Latin (bruta) and Old French (bruy) had only this sense. In ancient Indo-European custom, the married woman went to live with her husband's family, so the only "newly wed female" in such a household would have been the daughter-in-law. On the same notion, some trace the word itself to the PIE verbal root *bru- "to cook, brew, make broth," as this likely was the daughter-in-law's job.

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