handfast in a sentence

"handfast" meaning  "handfast" in Chinese  
  1. Antonio and Francisca exit after the handfast ceremony is completed.
  2. Antonio forces Francisca and Aberzanes to kneel and perform a handfast ( engagement ) ceremony.
  3. She and Shakespeare are married in a " handfast " ceremony which is known only to them.
  4. In 1381 records show a castle existed on the cliffs at Handfast Point to the east of the village.
  5. Furthermore, a " handfast " or probationary marriage and pregnancy were frequent precursors to legal marriage at the time.
  6. It's difficult to find handfast in a sentence.
  7. "' Old Harry Rocks "'are three chalk formations, including a stack and a stump, located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England.
  8. The verb " to handfast " in the sense of " to formally promise, to make a contract " is recorded for Middle to Early Modern English for the making of a contract.
  9. The scene confirms what the opening scene had hinted : that Jane and Fitzallen have entered into a nuptial precontract, and that Jane is about to deliver Fitzallen's baby . ( This arrangement, a legally-binding engagement, a " handfast " or " " de praesenti " betrothal, " meant that the two lovers could engage in sexual contact and that their child would be legitimate  at least in some interpretations.
  10. The Scottish Hebrides, particularly in the Isle of Skye, show some records of a'Handfast " or " left-handed " marriage taking in the late 1600s where the Gaelic scholar, Martin Martin, notes " It was an ancient custom in the Isles that a man take a maid as his wife and keep her for the space of a year without marrying her; and if she pleased him all the while, he married her at the end of the year and legitimatised her children; but if he did not love her, he returned her to her parents ."

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