espouse (v.)
unite (in marriage), contract
2H6 I.i.46 [Gloucester to all, reading] Henry shall espouse the Lady Margaret
2H6 I.i.9 [Suffolk to King] I have performed my task and was espoused [i.e. on the King's behalf]
H5 II.i.74 [Pistol to Nym] Fetch forth ... Doll Tearsheet ... and her espouse
H5 IV.vi.26 [Exeter to all, of York] over Suffolk's neck / He threw his wounded arm ... and so espoused to death, with blood he sealed / A testament of noble-ending love
Luc 20 [of Collatine] Reckoning his fortune at such high-proud rate / That kings might be espoused to more fame
Tit I.i.245 [Saturninus to Titus, of Lavinia] will I ... in the sacred Pantheon her espouse
Tit I.i.331 [Saturninus to all] I will not re-salute the streets of Rome ... till from forth this place / I lead espoused my bride

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