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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Actress Chrishell Stause showed off the engagement ring with her fiance, actor Justin Hartley, as the two stopped to chat with the CJ's Kirby Adams.
The dream, however, turned into a nightmare a few days after moving in, when Evans, her fiance and her 12-year-old daughter were ordered out of the house at gunpoint by Milwaukee police.
The men — along with pals Arnold Schwarzenegger, True Blood's Stephen Moyer, Paul Reubens, and fiance Sofia Vergara's son Manolo — met up at The Roosevelt hotel in Hollywood, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 6, for food, drinks, balls, and smokes.
Their wedding day was just three weeks away when Aura Davis’ fiance went missing.
Such is the case with Rob Hornbuckle and his fiance Jessica Hayslip.
Today, Donzella and his fiance Robin Bepler like to travel.
Amid the growing uneasiness, the mayor and an attorney for Smith's fiance called for calm.
Update 4/7/17: Breakups are hard, but when real estate is involved — things can get complicated and unfortunately that's what happened between rap star Iggy Azalea and her ex-fiance and LA Lakers player Nick Young.
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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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