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marriage portion

Origin of marriage portion
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “Not so bad a marriage-portion for a private soldier,” I told her, laughing, as I passed it through the bars.

  • Besides, it was as much as the marriage-portion of six princesses of Wirtemberg.

    A German Pompadour Marie Hay
  • Her mother puts half the money she earns in the bank for her marriage-portion.

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • In the alliance which you are proposing, you know the figure, so to speak of my marriage-portion.

    813 Maurice Leblanc
  • Your majesty seems to intimate an intention of giving a marriage-portion to this young lady.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Tell me, Susan—I shall have a marriage-portion, shall I not?

    Judith Shakespeare William Black
  • I have no marriage-portion, I who am an orphan living with the sister of my mother's cousin.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • In 1493, Ferdinand granted to Leonor Hernndez two thousand sueldos as a marriage-portion.

  • Let me add that every year a small sum has been set aside from our abundance, for your marriage-portion.

    Odette's Marriage Albert Delpit
  • Sultan of Pontiana, he would cede his kingdom and large diamond as a marriage-portion: the parties yet remain single.

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