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A woman who is to be married; a fiancée.‘in Paris he met his wife-to-be, Lisette’
betrothed, wife-to-be, bride-to-be, future wife, prospective wife, prospective spouseView synonyms
- ‘At the University of North Carolina he met his wife-to-be, a law student four years his senior.’
- ‘This conference, which taught women how to keep their husbands healthy and alive, was attended by 10,000 wives and wives-to-be.’
- ‘The husband-to-be is even allowed to steal a kiss as he presents his wife-to-be with a bouquet of roses.’
- ‘For reasons of military security Richard can't tell his parents or his wife-to-be exactly where he is or what he is doing.’
- ‘Along the way, he met his fashion model wife-to-be, Pamela, and moved to Bruges, Belgium, where Tony was born.’
- ‘My wife-to-be had been brought up as a Roman Catholic in provincial France.’
- ‘Today was going to be the day when he would wed his beautiful wife-to-be.’
- ‘Rochester has a little secret he does not tell his wife-to-be.’
- ‘Casting about for a way to earn a living, Fiennes and his wife-to-be hit upon the idea of going on expeditions then writing them up as books.’
- ‘His wife-to-be was in the country studying and working an internship at the company of a friend of his.’
- ‘Until 1992, my wife-to-be and I lived in a series of rented flats.’
- ‘His thoughts at the time were solely of his wife-to-be Joan and the children they would have after the war.’
- ‘I met my wife-to-be in a pub.’
- ‘Then I met my Scottish wife-to-be in New Zealand and decided to move here.’
- ‘Charles said he and his wife-to-be were "absolutely delighted" at their engagement.’
- ‘His lawyers argue there is no direct evidence to link him to the shooting, that he was enjoying dinner in Palm Beach with his wife-to-be at the time.’
- ‘Shouldn't the wife-to-be be advised of what he's doing?’
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