Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a cuckold; cuckolds collectively.
- n. cuckoldry
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state of a cuckold; cuckolds, collectively.
- n. the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
- cuckold + -dom (Wiktionary)
“No jokes there upon ladies and their husbands! no songs! — nothing resembling our quodlibets about horns and cuckoldom!”
“Their wives always filling their ears with their confessions; their daughters with theirs: sisters would be every day setting their brothers about cutting of throats, if the brothers had at heart the honour of their families, as it is called; and the whole world would either be a scene of confusion; or cuckoldom as much the fashion as it is in Lithuania.”
“By the lard! the judge must have been in the terrors of cuckoldom, to influence the decision; and the jury a mere herd of horned beasts, to bring in such a barbarous verdict.”
“Avenelles should fall, in spite of his cunning, and not come out until steeped in a crimson cuckoldom.”
“Only the old woman knew well the crucible, and the great work -- the one was cuckoldom, and the other the private property of Madame Advocate.”
“I say honour, because you save your nest from the claws of that youthful demon named cuckoldom in the language of the Celts.”
“Leufroid, who called him his crony, and would have done anything for him, the Venetian conceived the idea of getting rid of his friend by revealing to the king the mystery of his cuckoldom, and showing him the source of the queen's happiness, not doubting for a moment but that he would commence by depriving Monsoreau of his head, according to a practice common in Sicily under similar circumstances.”
“The lord of cuckoldom and its surrounding lands, who is a strange lord, managed things so well, that madame was only conversing with her lord lover at the time that her lord spouse was talking to the constable and the king; at which he was pleased, and so was his wife -- a case of concord rare in matrimony.”
“Thereupon the good dyer staggered by the paternal majesty of cuckoldom, and perhaps also by the fire of his wife's eyes, let the sword fall upon the foot of the hunchback, who had followed him, and thus killed him.”
“No. Well then, neither do you know that cuckoldom is not”
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