take a wife/husband


: to get married

Examples of take a wife/husband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Britain's Prince William was about to take a wife, Kate Middleton. Marissa Charles, PEOPLE.com, 17 June 2022 The day before, Owen’s father prostrated himself before his son, for the third time in a year, begging him to take a wife. Bryan Washington, The New Yorker, 7 June 2021

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“Take a wife/husband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20wife%2Fhusband. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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