Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of cuckoldom.

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Examples

  • Now Carandas soon recognised the fact that among cuckoldoms the best understood and the most discreet is ecclesiastical cuckoldom.

    Droll Stories — Volume 1

  • Now Carandas soon recognised the fact that among cuckoldoms the best understood and the most discreet is ecclesiastical cuckoldom.

    Droll Stories — Complete Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine

  • The morality of her plays is au fond that of many a comedy of to – day: that the situations and phrasing in which she presents her amorous intrigues and merry cuckoldoms do not conform with modern exposition of these themes we also show yet would not name, is but our surface gloss of verbal reticence; we hint, point, and suggest, where she spoke out broad words, frank and free; the motif is one and the same.

    A Memoir of Mrs. Behn

  • The morality of her plays is _au fond_ that of many a comedy of to-day: that the situations and phrasing in which she presents her amorous intrigues and merry cuckoldoms do not conform with modern exposition of these themes we also show yet would not name, is but our surface gloss of verbal reticence; we hint, point, and suggest, where she spoke out broad words, frank and free; the _motif_ is one and the same.

    The Works of Aphra Behn, Volume I

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