They sing, dance, laugh, ride bicycles, marry, play instruments, and eat.
Milford and Gauvain are the authors of the forthcoming How Not to marry the Wrong Guy: Is He the One or Should You Run?
What economists call assortive mating—the tendency to marry someone you resemble—is on the rise.
Significantly, only 7% of New Hampshire Republicans voted for the Freedom to marry in 2009.
Expected to pass before the summer, the plan is set to allow gay couples to marry and to adopt children.
You must marry, therefore, if not for your own sake, for the sake of your mother and sisters.
She'd marry me—she'd marry you, if you was the best thing in sight.
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
He seems too decent to marry that way—and yet it's the only way I could marry him.
She had been asked to marry him by her cousin Mr Ball, and she had almost yielded.
c.1300, "to give (offspring) in marriage," from Old French marier "to get married; to marry off, give in marriage; to bring together in marriage," from Latin maritare "to wed, marry, give in marriage" (source of Italian maritare, Spanish and Portuguese maridar), from maritus (n.) "married man, husband," of uncertain origin, originally a past participle, perhaps ultimately from "provided with a *mari," a young woman, from PIE root *mari- "young wife, young woman," akin to *meryo- "young man" (cf. Sanskrit marya- "young man, suitor").
Meaning "to get married, join (with someone) in matrimony" is early 14c. in English, as is that of "to take in marriage." Said from 1520s of the priest, etc., who performs the rite. Figurative use from early 15c. Related: Married; marrying. Phrase the marrying kind, describing one inclined toward marriage and almost always used with a negative, is attested by 1824, probably short for marrying kind of men, which is from a popular 1756 essay by Chesterfield.
In some Indo-European languages there were distinct "marry" verbs for men and women, though some of these have become generalized. Cf. Latin ducere uxorem (of men), literally "to lead a wife;" nubere (of women), perhaps originally "to veil" [Buck]. Also cf. Old Norse kvangask (of men) from kvan "wife" (cf. quean), so "take a wife;" giptask (of women), from gipta, a specialized use of "to give" (cf. gift (n.)) so "to be given."
a common oath in the Middle Ages, mid-14c., now obsolete, a corruption of the name of the Virgin Mary.
To join; bring together: He tries to marry the Canadian producers with the foreign buyers (1526+)