- The most constant visitor was the Conde de San Vincente, for his fiery passions had been at once captivated by her tranquil beauty; the very indifference she had exhibited towards him serving to increase the flame, so that, looking on her as his affianced bride, he vowed the most deadly vengeance against any who should venture to come between him and the consummation of his hopes. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
- Many rich and fine gentlemen came there, and the beautiful Sophie, the dancer, the affianced of Count Matuschko, received their homage. - "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
- Might it not be that, let her be ever so much on her guard, she would show him some tenderness,- tenderness which would be treason to her present affianced suitor? - "Castle Richmond", Anthony Trollope.