- n. Plural form of concubine.
“They did not perform their promises to them, but defrauded them of their maintenance or dower, or took in concubines, to share in the affection that was due to their wives only.”
“Was it in Raise the Red Lantern that one of the concubines was a former opera singer?”
“Agar and Cetura are here called concubines, (though they were lawful wives, and in other places are so called,) because they were of an inferior degree, and such in scripture are usually called concubines.”
“Monogamy was encouraged as the ideal condition, but the maintenance of secondary wives known as concubines was not forbidden.”
“Since having concubines has been illegal in China since the founding of the Republic in 1912, why are these modern-day Chinese mistresses being called "concubines"?”
“They were neither wholly of the world of the High Lords, nor pampered as luxuriously as the treasured slaves, such as concubines and entertainers.”
“The captions on the photos named the subordinates as Lee's "concubines".”
“Also until recently it was traditional to have second-tier relationships, ie. "concubines" and it was the concubinage that was mainly responsible for reproduction.”
“The ANC Youth League described the cabinet members as her "concubines".”
“concubines" from the Pashtun tribes, who are also obviously Islami.”
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