Definitions

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  • adjective .

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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

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

    Crown of Earth

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

    History of American Women

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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