from The Century Dictionary.

  • Disposed to marry; in a condition to marry.
  • I think Miss Anville the loveliest of her sex; and, were I a marrying man, her, of all the women I have seen, I would fix upon for a wife. Mme. D'Arblay, Evelina, letter lxxvi.

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  • verb Present participle of marry.


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  • Respondents most frequently mentioned a reluctance to marry because of their desire to 'do it right', which they defined as marrying only once, to the ideal partner. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The whole family was made vitally interested in marrying off Maud, which it did in three months, to Ned Humphreys, the United States immigration commissioner.

    Chun Ah Chun

  • "She told me to congratulate you on your good taste in marrying me," Saxon laughed.


  • The bride had three female friends visiting her, who might be interested in marrying local men, said this friend.

    Boing Boing

  • "It is an awkward thing to play with souls," — you override the fastidiousness of the soul in marrying your companion.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Enjoyed worrying on his behalf; not sure mom chose well in marrying dad.

    ANNAPOLIS EYES • by Debra Easterling

  • Miliband's delay in marrying his partner, Justine Thornton, a barrister who is expecting their second child, is also not an issue because of this detachment.

    Ed Miliband gets lukewarm welcome from north of England Jews

  • He has been instrumental in marrying the two cultures together in the aftermath of the credit crunch and has had a front row seat as global financial institutions have dialled down their risk profiles and regulators have struggled to gain a handle on their charges.

    In the Hot Seat

  • My bigger point here was that this news item reminded me that the network is not a global phenomenon, it is actually a more complicated experiment in marrying a technology that does not readily or always recognise international boundaries, with nation states that can and do recognise their own sovereignty and their ability to enact laws that reflect their own values and beliefs about digital life.

    When Global Networks met Nation States: France’s approach to Digital Living « Beki's Blog (there's an original name)

  • Thank you for remembering that marrying is a losing proposition for men.

    The Other Side Of Anger | Her Bad Mother


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