(archaic) an oath, promise, or pledge
, year = 1597
, first = William
, last = Shakespeare
, authorlink = William Shakespeare
, title =
, chapter = Act III, Scene 2
, passage = By my troth , I care not; a man can die but once; we owe God a death:
, year = 1883
, first = Howard
, last = Pyle
, authorlink = Howard Pyle
, title =
, chapter = The Shooting Match at Nottingham Town
, passage = And by my faith and troth , I have a good part of a mind to have thee beaten for thine insolence!
, year = 1909
, first = Daniel Bussier
, last = Shumway (translator)
, title =
, chapter = Adventure XVI
, passage = Hagen of Troneg now foully broke his troth to Siegfried.
specifically, a promise or pledge to marry someone
the state of being thus pledged; betrothal, engagement
* 1893, , Collaboration [http://www.henryjames.org.uk/collab/CLtext.htm]
*: Vendemer’s sole fortune is his genius, and he and Paule, who confessed to an answering flame, plighted their troth like a pair of young rustics or (what comes for French people to the same thing) young Anglo-Saxons.
*1826, , The Last of the Mohicans
*: I did therefore what an honest man should - restored the maiden her troth , and departed the country in the service of my king.
Full of anger; wrathful.
- But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth , and his countenance fell.
- And to be wroth with one we love,
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- Doth work like madness in the brain.
* 1936 , (Dale Carnegie), (How to Win Friends and Influence People) , Part 3, Chapter 4
- But in the meantime Robin Hood and his band lived quietly in Sherwood Forest, without showing their faces abroad, for Robin knew that it would not be wise for him to be seen in the neighborhood of Nottingham, those in authority being very wroth with him.
- Business men are learning that it pays to be friendly to strikers. For example, when two thousand five hundred employees in the White Motor Company's plant struck for higher wages and a union shop, Robert F. Black, the president, didn't wax wroth and condemn, and threaten and talk of tyranny and Communists. He actually praised the strikers. He published an advertisement in the Cleveland papers, complimenting them on "the peaceful way in which they laid down their tools." [...]