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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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Laugh not at such marriages! What child hath not had reason to weep over its parents?
Irish Marriages (In the Prologue).--See Report, pages XII., XIII., XXIV.
There, as in the mayor's office, two other marriages were taking place, still pursuing them with pomp.
My friend George Muncaster, who does everything charmingly different from any one else, hit upon one of the quaintest plans for his marriage. It was simple, and some may say prosaic enough.
It is in this decisive moment that all our marriages are made.
Since their marriage Natasha and her husband had lived in Moscow, in Petersburg, on their estate near Moscow, or with her mother, that is to say, in Nicholas' house.
"I was telling Katharine a few little commonplaces about marriage," she said, with a little laugh.
I envy them all the sight they had when the marriage was fairly ended and Adam led Dinah out of church.
While the question of marriage was still in debate, an event occurred which exercised a serious influence on Hardyman's future plans.
Every argument seemed to be against undertaking the burden of marriage until he came to Rachel's argument, which was manifestly absurd.
Noel Vanstone of coming to the house in the character of a sweetheart on approval; and she had dimly interpreted certain expressions of impatience which had fallen from Magdalen's lips as boding ill for the success of his suit, but her utmost penetration had never reached as far as a suspicion of the impending marriage. She rose from one climax of amazement to another, as her husband proceeded with his disclosure.
To the mistress of the house, and to all who inhabit it or enter it, she is known as Grace Roseberry, the orphan relative by marriage of Lady Janet Roy.