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  • verb Present participle of plight.


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  • He knows he is not alone in competing for Thaler's affections, as the woods here are thick with the corpses of assistant professors who died plighting their troths, or in some cases trothing their plights.

    Men Go to Great Lengths to Woo Reclusive Poetess

  • Well, actually, I made up that last part just as surely as some people are making up the dire consequences of same-sex troth-plighting.

    The Same People

  • Old superstitions had begun to revive among them, and hence the practice of youths and maidens plighting their troth at the stone circles dedicated, as it was supposed, to Odin, in whom, however, they had long ceased to nourish any of the sincere belief which was entertained by their heathen ancestors.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Reflect, reflect, before it is too late, on the mockery of plighting to him at the altar, faith in which your heart can have no share — of uttering solemn words, against which nature and reason must rebel — of the degradation of yourself in your own esteem, which must ensue, and must be aggravated every day, as his detested character opens upon you more and more.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • It's his Firmary bandmate, Dougless, who's plighting troth on national TV.


  • We do not have many men who are heroic right now, because we do not have many women plighting their troth with their desire.

    Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual

  • Her aunt, indeed, and M. le Cure had, ever since the plighting of her troth to M. Urmand, spoken of the matter in her presence, as though the wedding were a thing already nearly done; — not suggesting by the tenor of their speech that any one could wish in any case to make a change, but pointing out incidentally that any change was now out of the question.

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

  • These wishes drew on other gentle language, with modest kisses and embraces, the onely ease to poore Lovers soules; so that the raine ceased not, till they had taken order for their oftner conversing, and absolute plighting of their faiths together.

    The Decameron

  • So Aratus and the king, plighting their faith to each other at

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Well, not exactly engaged with a ring, and plighting the troth and all.

    Look Back on Happiness


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