Examples of fiancée in a Sentence
My fiancée and I will be married in June.
his fiancée is insisting on an elaborate wedding
Recent Examples of fiancée from the Web
Again Inoue provides his hero with two romantic interests—in this case, the ballerina and a patient fiancee who's waited three years for Eikichi to set a date for a wedding.
Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle attend an ANZAC Day memorial in London, marking the Gallipoli landings and the centenary of the final year of WWI.
Verlander has always mentioned that then-fiancee Kate Upton was the major catalyst for his move down to Houston from longtime team the Detroit Tigers.
The family said Clark had two young sons, Cairo and Aiden, and a fiancee, Salena Manni, the Associated Press reported.
While walking, the man, a science type who developed ideas for products and companies, described the process of photosynthesis to his fiancee.
Prince Harry and his fiancee Markle will marry at the same chapel in May. The 27-year-old Eugenie was the second child born to Andrew and Ferguson.
The Benicia teen who was accused of shooting and killing his father, father's fiancee and 8-year-old half brother and then burning their bodies was convicted of the murders in El Dorado County Superior Court Wednesday.
His daughter Christie Donofrio her husband Edward of South Windsor and her children Ashley Wilson, her fiancee Josh Niemczyk and their daughter Aubrey Irene.
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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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