Note to mom: When you become the ambivalent poster child for unwed motherhood, you attract off-color jokes.
Almost three in five births to unwed women are to women who are cohabitating with a partner.
Edhi offices were equipped with cradles, where unwed mothers could give up their babies for adoption.
Foundation head Neil Cole confirmed that it paid the unwed mother, and daughter of Sarah Palin, $262,500 in 2009.
These days, a child born to an unwed mother is much more likely to be part of a cohabiting family.
Under the moonlight dance the unwed brides, veiled and in flowing robes; Gerbert thinks he sees Ida amongst them.
And the youngest-born, the Lady Lucy, I take it, is yet unwed?
Why dost thou pass thy years unwed, following arms, thirsting for throats?
We lead the life of a political marriage, but the heart is unwed.
Under the moonlight dance the unwed brides, veiled and in flowing robes; Gerbert thinks he sees Ida among them.
Old English weddian "to pledge, covenant to do something, marry," from Proto-Germanic *wadjojanan (cf. Old Norse veðja "to bet, wager," Old Frisian weddia "to promise," Gothic ga-wadjon "to betroth"), from PIE root *wadh- "to pledge, to redeem a pledge" (cf. Latin vas, genitive vadis "bail, security," Lithuanian vaduoti "to redeem a pledge"). Sense remained "pledge" in other Germanic languages (cf. German Wette "bet, wager"); development to "marry" is unique to English. "Originally 'make a woman one's wife by giving a pledge or earnest money', then used of either party" [Buck]. Related: Wedded; wedding.