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  • adj. .

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Examples

  • His wife is known only as "Goodwife" Knapp-a title that's equivalent to "Mrs."

    Sandwalk

  • That year we watched The Goodwife together, and kept track of Alicia Florrick's

    In These Rooms

  • He had another called The Thrifty Goodwife, which was a volume of advice on how to keep house for a husband.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • Goodwife Moll started to introduce them, but Mouse shrugged her off.

    Crown of Earth

  • Goody was a shortened form of Goodwife: Goodman and Goodwife were terms of address for a married person who was not of high rank, but also not lower class, similar to Mr. and Mrs.

    History of American Women

  • No history of the region fails to mention Goodwife Cole, but it was John Greenleaf Whittier who immortalized her in 1864 with his poems, The Changeling and Wreck of the Rivermouth.

    History of American Women

  • Goodwife, usually abbreviated Goody, was a polite form of address for women of lower social standing in the 1600s.

    History of American Women

  • Susanna returned to Blaisdell's shop convinced that someone had provided Goodwife Blaisdell with powdered bryony root and persuaded her it would cure some ailment that afflicted her if she ate it baked in bread.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • She went by Goody, short for Goodwife, seeing how she'd been married three times and kept all them husbands happy till they croaked, accidental every time, though again Vilate managed to give Arthur the impression that they wasn't truly accidental.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • Few there were who inspired others to call her by the name in full: Goodwife, not just Goody; the way that Mistress Modesty was never called Missus.

    Prentice Alvin

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