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tr.v. af·fi·anced, af·fi·anc·ing, af·fi·anc·es
To bind in a pledge of marriage; betroth.

[From Middle English affiaunce, assurance, from Old French, from affier, to trust to, from Medieval Latin affīdāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin fīdus, faithful; see bheidh- in Indo-European roots.]
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I had an affianced husband, a man whom I loved, and who loved me--a heart like yours, Felton, a man like you.
Well, that's something,' the affianced replies, half grumbling.
The Lady Rowena,'' answered Athelstane, with the most steady countenance, ``is my affianced bride.
By the middle of dinner we were pressing each other's feet under the table, and when coffee and cigarettes had come, we were affianced lovers.
The dance over, the two, as became an affianced couple, wandered into the conservatory; and sitting behind a tall screen of tree-ferns and camellias Newland pressed her gloved hand to his lips.
From that day Prince Andrew began to frequent the Rostovs' as Natasha's affianced lover.
Kulan Tith, Jeddak of Kaol, to whom she was affianced, commanded her respect and admiration.
From that day a close intimacy established itself between the formerly affianced pair, now become accomplices in defeating the good intentions of their elders.
The school, without Emily, presented the severest trial of endurance that he had encountered, since the day when he had been deserted and disgraced by his affianced wife.
The first one who is affianced will have the pearls, Madame has said it, and I have a fancy that the little turquoise ring will be given to you when you go, for Madame approves your good behavior and charming manners.
So, when I had pledged myself to comfort and abet Herbert in the affair of his heart by all practicable and impracticable means, and when Herbert had told me that his affianced already knew me by reputation and that I should be presented to her, and when we had warmly shaken hands upon our mutual confidence, we blew out our candles, made up our fire, locked our door, and issued forth in quest of Mr.
I landed here, regulated the affairs of the vessel, and hastened to visit my affianced bride, whom I found more lovely than ever.