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Marriage

A legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife.
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It soon began to be found that the widow had no fortune, and to say this was to say all that was ill of me, for I began to be dropped in all the discourses of matrimony. Being well-bred, handsome, witty, modest, and agreeable; all which I had allowed to my character--whether justly or no is not the purpose--I say, all these would not do without the dross, which way now become more valuable than virtue itself.
Matrimony was her object, provided she could marry well: and having seen Mr.
Vincy was inclined to take a jovial view of all things that evening: he even observed to Lydgate that Fred had got the family constitution after all, and would soon be as fine a fellow as ever again; and when his approbation of Rosamond's engagement was asked for, he gave it with astonishing facility, passing at once to general remarks on the desirableness of matrimony for young men and maidens, and apparently deducing from the whole the appropriateness of a little more punch.
Happy are those who have their quiver full of them.' (Ps 127 Common Worship translation) A bit of Trollope but any time I have used it at the Solemnisation of Holy Matrimony, you get a funny feeling in the Church.
Historian Stephanie Coontz, author of the important book The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap, shows that marriage has been in "crisis" at least since the 1920s, when everyone began to demand more from matrimony than simple economic security.
It is about the social and legal constraints and, for some parties, the possibilities for wealth and status, of matrimony at the end of the seventeenth century" (xi).
Protestants' most important departure from Catholic traditions on matrimony was allowing and even promoting clerical marriages.
But I do know that most of my students spend a lot less time in my classroom than they do in front of their televisions, where the vast majority of implied rolls in the hay lack the sanction of holy matrimony. And I also know of several literary classics, not all of them by D.H.
To commemorate Matrimony Day, BharatMatrimony, an online matchmaking service, has turned the spotlight on the positive aspects of marriage.
4 -- BharatMatrimony, the world's most successful matrimony website, became the first Indian matrimony brand to hit 100,000 fans and is today among the most active Indian brands on social media outlets including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
We will see whether this union conforms to Routledge's First Law of Matrimony - that the durability of the marriage is in inverse proportion to the prestige of the wedding.
Consequently, he says, the Catholic Church has always steadfastly defended the permanent bond of matrimony and Vatican II condemned divorce as a "plague."