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  • n. Plural form of dowry.

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Examples

  • That afforded me some generous dowries from the suitors.

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  • The men who carry out 'honour killings,' or murder young brides over their dowries are also part of a rearguard action that wants to deny women the right to be equal.

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  • Many libraries are now entering into these marriages asking for "dowries," funding processing, preservation work, and other costs that relate to maintaining the collections.

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  • "The Danish Gift" presents Danish design via products and designers as well as design firm King & Miranda's proposals for Danish design "dowries" for seven fictitious women, all well-known from Danish films.

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  • They took the excess daughters of the wealthy cheaper than marrying them off, and these women brought 'dowries' with them to the convent which included plenty of chickens.

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  • Property usually concerns families: the Roman law carefully regulated problems of marriage, such as dowries, the rights of women and children, wills, and inheritances.

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  • A scheme of "dowries" for diploma holders would obviously be the simplest thing in the world.

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  • There were sons-in-law that made bad investments, others that played ducks and drakes with the Achun dowries.

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  • He not only encouraged them to leave if he "failed them as a husband," but also bluntly stated that in Yoruba it is called asewo and is the equivalent of European men providing dowries to take possession of their wives.

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  • I'm guessing though, that Buck is the sort of people who sees a sexual relationship as an economic transaction, with dowries and stuff, and people think of other people as chattel.

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