EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Assam and West Bengal, meanwhile, are known as “source states” – localities struggling with poverty, the aftermath of natural disasters and the burden of the dowry system.
I found that these women often give consent to these marriages to escape poverty and the burden of dowry.
If he really cares for Cornelia, he will be moderate in his demands for the dowry.
The American is insulted if mention of dowry is made in his wedding arrangements.
If either of the parents were dead, the dowry was given to the nearest relative.
If the maid's father will not give her to him, he shall give money according to the dowry, which virgins are wont to receive.
The husband succeeded to his wife's dowry, failing children or other near descendants.
If she committed adultery and the husband therefore left her, she returned him double the amount of the dowry.
At the appointed time I carried the rosewood chest with her dowry to her room.
Matrimony at present includes, besides the above, the delivery of the person and the dowry.