Examples of fiancée in a Sentence
My fiancée and I will be married in June.
his fiancée is insisting on an elaborate wedding
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He was reported missing by his fiancee, and his body was found decomposing on the water’s edge days later.
Congressional candidate Aftab Pureval's fiancee, concerned about a man hanging around the couple's Hyde Park home, filed a police report reporting she has been stalked.
Yee said, bending down for a congratulatory post-competition kiss from his fiancee.
In addition to his fiancee, parents and sister, who lives in West Chester, survivors include another sister, Lindsay Ent of Wilmington, Del., and a nephew, Clint Macheski of West Chester.
Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle attend the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath in Bath, England, Friday, April 6, 2018.
The San Francisco Giants outfielder could hardly keep his thoughts straight when proposing to his new fiancee.
The former Alabama forward emphatically said yes as Bozeman beamed looking up at his new fiancee.
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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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