Definition of 'marriage'

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Example sentences containing 'marriage'

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His first two marriages ended in divorce. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She survives him with two daughters from his first marriage who have avoided being in the public eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The celebration was held to honour her husband 's marriage to a second wife. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There was a suspicion of outsiders, women were kept at home and marriages were arranged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I knew that marriage was too good to be true. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She is middle-aged, with a good marriage and a beautiful suburban home. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They do a lousy job building marriages and building relationships. Christianity Today (2000)You both have to work hard at marriage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It would be an intriguing marriage of two popular icons. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They were devoted to each other throughout their lives and the marriage produced three sons. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two second marriages in three end in divorce. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Is marriage on the cards for you? The Sun (2015)She and his sons and daughter by the previous marriages all survive him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It should be a good marriage. The Sun (2010)Will he have an arranged marriage? Times, Sunday Times (2007)I went to a civil ceremony of marriage recently. Times, Sunday Times (2012)


Trends of 'marriage'

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Translations for 'marriage'

British English: marriage /ˈmærɪdʒ/ NOUN
A marriage is the relationship between a husband and wife, or the state of being married.
...a good marriage.
  • American English: marriage
  • Arabic: زَوَاجٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: casamento
  • Chinese: 婚姻
  • Croatian: brak
  • Czech: manželství
  • Danish: ægteskab
  • Dutch: huwelijk
  • European Spanish: matrimonio
  • Finnish: avioliitto
  • French: mariage
  • German: Ehe
  • Greek: γάμος
  • Italian: matrimonio
  • Japanese: 結婚
  • Korean: 결혼
  • Norwegian: ekteskap
  • Polish: małżeństwo
  • European Portuguese: casamento
  • Romanian: căsătorie
  • Russian: брак
  • Latin American Spanish: matrimonio
  • Swedish: äktenskap
  • Thai: การแต่งงาน
  • Turkish: evlilik
  • Ukrainian: шлюб
  • Vietnamese: sự kết hôn


Definition of marriage from the Collins English Dictionary
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