troth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n troth a solemn pledge of fidelity
    • n troth a mutual promise to marry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Troth Belief; faith; fidelity. "Bid her alight
      And her troth plight."
    • Troth Betrothal. "Ethelbert . . . went peaceably to King Offa for desponsage of Athilrid, his daughter."
    • Troth Truth; verity; veracity; as, by my troth . "In troth , thou art able to instruct gray hairs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n troth Truth; verity: as, in troth (a phrase used interjectionally, and often colloquially reduced to troth).
    • n troth Faith; fidelity: as, to pledge or plight one's troth.
    • troth To plight; betroth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Troth troth or trōth truth, confidence: faith: fidelity
    • v.t Troth to plight
    • n Troth betrothal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A variant of truth,. See Truth

Usage

In literature:

The Troth was pledged in a few high-priced Trinkets which she had decided upon before he spoke to her.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Be my troth, doughtte Doglas,' he says, 'thow shalt never se that day.
"Ballads of Scottish Tradition and Romance" by Various
Troth, an' if yer onher'd put the fees down to Donahue, our acquaintance 'ouldn't be so fraquent.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
Florence would like to have been true to her pledged troth, but the instinct of self-preservation is strong.
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
Not that she has any fear of his fealty, or that he will prove traitor to his troth now plighted.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
She was the Red Chief's only child and sought by many a brave, But to the gallant young White Cloud her plighted troth she gave.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
I tell you troth, I am halfe in a iealozie hee is some fantasticall amorous yonckster, who to dishonor me hath hyr'd you to this stratagem.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
I told him of the attachment and troth pledged between the two, and how wrong it was for him to leave her so much alone.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Her troth was plighted to Lambert.
"The Red Man's Revenge" by R.M. Ballantyne
Troth, then, I don't know for sartin.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
Troth an' it's besmearin' ye with too much honour that same.
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
But, though many a youth came wooing her, she loved Harold only, and to him she plighted her troth.
"Second Book of Tales" by Eugene Field
Dost want thy troth-plight lover slain?
"Standish of Standish" by Jane G. Austin
Alas, for Leila's love, I had broken my solemn plighted troth, I had betrayed my best friend.
"Balthasar" by Anatole France
Queen Sigrid received the offer in a friendly spirit, and in due time was their troth plighted.
"The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade)" by Snorri Sturluson
I imagine the hour for which you pledged your troth has arrived.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
When the troth is being plighted and the ring is about to be given, the best man hands it to the bridegroom, who passes it to the bride.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
There must be neither troth nor ring between thee and me.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
She would, if he asked it, plight her troth to him and become his wife, although she must think of John Gordon.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
And yet thou dost withhold thy troth!
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
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In poetry:

It was the fair knight Aagen
To an isle he went his way,
And plighted troth to Else,
Who was so fair a may.
"Knight Aagen And The Maiden Else" by William Morris
"Troth, I'm no sae pryin, laddie,
Yon's no my concern!
Jist as sune I wud gang speirin
What's intil yon cairn!"
"Ower The Hedge" by George MacDonald
"O sweet Margret! O dear Margret!
I pray thee speak to me:
Give me my faith and troth, Margret,
As I gave it to thee."
"Sweet William's Ghost" by Henry Morley
"Thy faith and troth thou sall na get,
And our true love sall never twin,
Until ye tell what comes of women,
I wot, who die in strong traivelling?
"Clerk Saunders" by Andrew Lang
An' Jamie, wha ne'er was a week frae her side,
Had vowed e'er a towmond to mak' her his bride;
Her troth she had gi'en him wi' blushes an' tears—
It was sweet—O, hoo sweet! tho' whiles she had fears;
"Effie: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
I next went to her brother, and I painted a' my pain,
I told him o' our plighted troth, but it was a' in vain;
Though he was deep in love himsel', nae feeling he'd for me;
O poverty! O poverty! that love should bow to thee.
"O Poverty!" by Alexander Hume

In news:

At the fancy pants Four Seasons Hotel, Qatar Airways pledged its troth to oneworld.
Chelsie Gahler and Kyler Troth .
Troth Yeddha' goes before geographic board next month.
Bill Joe Troth , 83, of Columbia passed away Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012, at his home.
FAIRBANKS — The West Ridge at the University of Alaska Fairbanks is home to Troth Yeddha' Park, a designation adopted four years ago by the UA Board of Regents for several acres next to the UA Museum.
T-G Staff Reports In Slugger League play Wednesday, Troth Auctioneering beat Masonic Lodge 17-9.
Garrett James had a grand slam, double and single to lead Troth .
In this dynamic production, plots are hatched, troths are plighted, honor is impugned and defended, wars are fought, and swords are crossed at every opportunity.
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