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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In the series, a woman's dreams of an upstanding life with her new fiance and his upstanding family are dashed when her younger train wreck half-sister comes to live with her to escape their train wreck of a father.
Madame Tussauds, the famed wax museum in London, gave folks the first look at the wax figure of Prince Harry’s fiance on Wednesday.
Chyna already has a 5-year-old son, King Cairo, with ex-boyfriend Tyga and a 15-month-old daughter, Dream, with ex-fiance Rob.
Their daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie -- who will herself marry fiance Jack Brooksbank in St. George's Chapel on October 12 -- are expected to attend.
The withheld records could shed light on a portion of the investigation that involved Brian Townsend, Rep. Michelle Ugenti-Rita's fiance at the time of the investigation.
Soon after, Renee walked out with her fiance to freedom, the couple told Courier Journal in 2013.
Later Wednesday, lawyer Charleston Wang filed a petition with the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for a panel rehearing, citing Mendez's relationship as fiance to Sandra Mendoza and caregiver to her paraplegic 6-year-old-son, Ricky Solis.
He is survived by his fiance, who is pregnant, and his three children.
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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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