from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being connubial.
- n. Something characteristic of the conjugal state; an expression of connubial tenderness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of being connubial; something characteristics of the conjugal state; an expression of connubial tenderness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being connubial.
- n. Anything pertaining to the married state.
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But since Jill had compromised on the wedding agreeing to the more modern approach of postnatal connubiality rather than what she would have preferred: engagement, marriage, and childbirth in that order she knew that Richard was ultimately going to have to give in to her desires.
Indeed, the book is overhung with rather an oppressive weight of clergyman; and when the loveliest of the saints is at last wedded to the youngest of the divines, she throws an awful shade over clerical connubiality by invariably addressing him as "Mr. Bertram."
Then they retired with their connubiality, and paid us no more attention, and Pemberton, Captain Buckingham, Stevey Todd, Uncle
Then if you and he should drop into Pemberton's most any time, with a notion of connubiality, I guess likely he'd have prospects to modify
"Peace and connubiality, he says, and he meant the same."
"Peace and connubiality was his last words," went on Stevey Todd, following his train of thought.
They enjoined marriage between equals as the samurai's duty to the race, and they framed directions of the precisest sort to prevent that uxorious inseparableness, that connubiality which will reduce a couple of people to something jointly less than either.
"Behold me," said the fellow, "cooing with content in the plenitude of perfect connubiality."
I was disappointed to see that both the happy pair had cast aside their gorgeous wedding garments, and put on quite ordinary and everyday attire, which, if not due to excessive parsimoniousness, must originate in a shamefaced desire to conceal their state of connubiality though it might be reasonably anticipated that they should rather be anxious to manifest their triumphant good-luck _pro bono publico_.
'Think, Sir!' replied Mr. Weller; 'why, I think he's the wictim o' connubiality, as Blue Beard's domestic chaplain said, vith a tear of pity, ven he buried him. '