Examples of fiancé in a Sentence
Let me introduce my fiancé.
couldn't wait to show off her fiancé to all of her relatives
Recent Examples of fiancé from the Web
Carroll and her fiance, chef Billy Riddle (ex-Townsend), are setting up The Finch, a Mediterranean bistro and craft cocktail bar.
That was first reported by Football Scoop, which cited a desire to be closer to her fiance, who is living in Colorado, as the reason for Knight stepping down.
Hayes, who became first lady after fiance John Kitzhaber was elected governor in 2010, earned more than $200,000 during his term from private groups that paid her to advocate for green energy, ocean protection and economic policies.
By her count, Sandra Mendoza had not seen her fiance for 66 days.
Swanepoel was recently photographed spending the holidays in Brazil, where her fiance, Herman Nicoli is from.
In 2016, Vanessa Hudgens was ordered to pay a fine for carving a heart on red rock while on vacation with her boyfriend Austin Butler (and maybe now fiance?) at Coconino National Forest in Sedona, Arizona.
This latest violation of Chyna's consent comes after her ex-fiance, Rob Kardashian, previously posted nude photos of Chyna in the summer of 2017.
Kelley Seeberger Louis, who works at Killen's and is owner Ronnie Killen's fiance, posted surveillance video of the suspect on Facebook on Saturday, Feb. 17, saying the tip jar had been stolen the day before.
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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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