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Usage examples for Plighted

  1. The young man took the ring, and forced it on the smallest of his fingers, in a mechanical manner, and with a bewildered look, that seemed to inquire if some one of those which remained was not the token of a plighted faith. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Of course in time, for he had promised, a vague something would be done; but why in the golden season of love and plighted faith revert to prosaic subjects such as these? – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  3. The maintenance of this Constitution does not depend on the plighted faith of the States, as States, to support it; and this again shows that it is not a league. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  4. Presently, when he saw that Hans and I were plighted lovers, he feigned as though his heart were stricken to death; but I soon perceived that he could take comfort, and that he had bestowed the love he had once professed for me, with compound increase on Ursula Tetzel. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. But, since to part, for sweet refection due, The genial viands let my train renew; And the rich pledge of plighted faith receive, Worthy the air of Ithaca to give. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  6. A committee which had waited upon him the day before had reported him as in favour of moderate rather than harsh measures in the church affair, while maintaining his plighted word to the seceders. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  7. Here it was that they plighted the troth which now they were about to fulfil. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  8. That ridiculous excuse Of a plighted husband's promise So misled her, that even yet the remembrance brings her sorrow. – Life Is A Dream by Pedro Calderon de la Barca Translated by Denis Florence MacCarthy
  9. Thrusting the glass into its case with a bang, he strode down the mountain- side in rampant fury, leaving the solemn eagle to watch the lovers as they plighted their troth under the mighty cliff. – The Eagle Cliff by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. He knew that she considered herself, and was considered by another, as pledged and plighted. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  11. I was engaged for the rest of the day on business so urgent that I had not leisure to think much on the nocturnal adventure to which I had plighted my honor. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  12. They all equally rest on the plighted faith of the sovereign party. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  13. The Emperor of Austria never forgets that Bonaparte is his son- in- law; nor the crown prince of Sweden that he is a native of France, and he would like to spare his countrymen further bloodshed; nor the Emperor of Russia, that at Erfurt he plighted eternal fidelity to Napoleon, and kissed him as his brother. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  14. I said I could be true to my plighted word, but that you would not insist. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. It will now be seen, that, even if these laws could be supposed agreeable to those of Nature in these particulars, on another and almost as strong a principle they are yet unjust, as being contrary to positive compact, and the public faith most solemnly plighted. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  16. It was in the orchard, under the apple- tree, across the sketch- book, that they had plighted their troth- ten years ago. – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  17. I was affianced to your father- the day was fixed, and I had come to admire him, to respect him; in no case would I have gone back from my plighted word. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  18. Next to him Juan stands, His son; his plighted hand was worth the hands Of kings. – Poems by Victor Hugo
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