Examples of fiancé in a Sentence
Let me introduce my fiancé.
couldn't wait to show off her fiancé to all of her relatives
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The Queen may be changing her ways for Prince Harry’s new fiance Meghan Markle!
Cummins and her former fiance agreed to invite Indianapolis-area homeless individuals and families to the dinner at a Carmel banquet facility.
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On the stuffy side of the deck, Zane is aptly snide as Rose's cowardly fiance, while Frances Fisher is perfect as a social snob, both shrill and frightened.
In Rachel Khong's, Goodbye Vitamin, Ruth is a wayward 30-year-old recently ditched by a callous fiance.
That’s the driver’s story, denied by fiance Kevin Power, who was waiting inside.
Quality supporting work is seen from Jason Smith as the sheriff (once Barbara's high school sweetheart), Deborah Marcelle as the youngest daughter Karen, Jacob Mendow as her fiance with a wandering eye, and Shawn Patterson as cousin Little Charles.
With Walker's parents and fiance watching on proudly from the stands, the Capitals' #79 scored his first NHL goal -- the sixth in a 6-1 rout of the Montreal Canadiens.
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Promises, Promises: the History of affidavit, affiance, & fiancé
Affidavit refers to a written promise, and its Latin roots connect it to another kind of promise in English. It comes from a past tense form of the Latin verb affidare, meaning “to pledge”; in Latin, affidavit translates to “he or she has made a pledge.”
Affidare is also the root of affiance, an archaic English noun meaning “trust, faith, confidence,” “marriage contract or promise,” or a meaning that has completely fallen from use, “close or intimate relationship.” More familiar to modern English speakers is the verb affiance, meaning “to promise in marriage” or “to betroth.” It usually appears as a fancy-sounding participial adjective:
I like to give affianced friends a copy of Rebecca Mead’s book “One Perfect Day,” which exposes the ridiculous wedding industry.
—Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist, 7 October 2014
Affiance came through French to English in the 14th century, and, nearly 500 years later, the related French words fiancé and fiancée were added to English. Etymologically speaking, a fiancé or fiancée is a “promised one.”
Fiancé or fiancée?
People may well be anxious, when referring to their betrothed, to make sure that they use the correct term. So the fact that fiancé and fiancée are pronounced exactly the same may cause some degree of worry and uncertainty. These two words are borrowed directly from French, in which language they have equivalent but gendered meanings: fiancé refers to a man who is engaged to be married, and fiancée refers to a woman. We have, as of this date, no evidence suggesting that the meaning of either word is affected by the gender of the person to whom the fiancé or fiancée is engaged.
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