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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
1. Social Affections
 
903. Marriage.
 
  
NOUN:MARRIAGE, matrimony, wedlock, union, intermarriage, miscegenation, marriageability; vinculum matrimonii [L.], nuptial tie, nuptial knot; match; betrothment (promise) [See Promise]
  married state, coverture, bed, cohabitation.
  WEDDING, nuptials, Hymen, bridal, espousals, spousals; leading to the altar &c. v.; nuptial benediction, epithalamium; sealing.
  torch -, temple- of Hymen; saffron -veil, - robe; hymeneal altar; honeymoon.
  bridesmaid, maid of honor, matron of honor; usher, best man, bridesman, groomsman; bride, bridegroom.
  MARRIED MAN, neogamist [obs.], Benedict, partner, spouse, mate, yokemate, husband, man, consort, baron [old law & her.], goodman [archaic or dial.], old man.
  MARRIED WOMAN, wife, wife of one’s bosom, wedded wife, rib [dial. & sportive], helpmeet, helpmate, better half, gray mare, goodwife [archaic or dial.], old woman [vulgar].
  feme, - covert [law]; lady [obs. or uncultivated]; squaw; matron, matronship, matronage, matronhood.
  MARRIED COUPLE, man and wife, wedded pair, wedded couple, Darby and Joan, Philemon and Baucis.
  AFFINITY, soul-mate; spiritual wife, spiritual husband.
  [KINDS OF MARRIAGE] monogamy, monogyny; bigamy, digamy, deuterogamy; trigamy; polygamy, polygyny, polyandry, polyandrism; Mormonism, spiritual wifery (or wifeism); levirate.
  harem, seraglio; Mormon.
  monogamist, monogynist, bigamist &c.; Turk, Bluebeard.
  unlawful -, left-handed -, morganatic -, ill-assorted- marriage; mésalliance [F.], mariage de convenance [F.].
  MARRIAGE BROKER, matchmaker, professional matchmaker, schatchen [Yiddish]; matrimonial -agency, - agent, - bureau.
  
VERB:MARRY, wive, take to oneself a wife; be married, be spliced [colloq.]; go off, go to the world [obs.], pair off; wed, espouse, lead to the hymeneal altar, take “for better for worse,” give one’s hand to, bestow one’s hand upon.
  marry, join, handfast [archaic]; couple (unite) [See Junction]; be made one; tie the nuptial knot; give away, give in marriage; seal; affy, affiance; betroth (promise) [See Promise]; publish -, call -, proclaim -, bid- the banns, be asked in church.
  remarry, rewed; intermarry, interwed.
  
ADJECTIVE:MARRIED &c. v.; one, one bone and one flesh.
  MARRIAGEABLE, nubile.
  ENGAGED, betrothed, affianced.
  MATRIMONIAL, marital, conjugal, connubial, wedded; nuptial, hymeneal, spousal, bridal; monogamous &c.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The gray mare the better horse.
  2. A world-without-end bargain.—Love’s Labor’s Lost
  3. Marriages are made in Heaven.—Tennyson
  4. Render me worthy of this noble wife.—Julius Cæsar
  5. Si qua voles apte nubere nube pari.—Ovid
  6. He for God only, she for God in him.—Milton
  7. Look down, you gods, And on this couple drop a blessed crown!—Tempest
  8. Procure the vicar To stay for me at church twixt twelve and one.—Merry Wives
  9. Good luck Shall fling her old shoe after.—Tennyson
  10. Now sighs steal out and tears begin to flow!—Pope

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