Definitions

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  • adj. Without a dowry.

Etymologies

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dowry +‎ less

Examples

  • Yet another story has it that three dowryless maidens hung their stocking to dry by the chimney.

    Some medieval origins for Christmas

  • Her brother knew her dowryless, and wished her a little of joy and a decent marriage, and there at home, working hard in house and kitchen, and known for a penniless niece, suitors there were none.

    The Pilgrim of Hate

  • This new wave of hope swept aside the fact that she was the "greenhorn" janitress, that she was twenty-two and dowryless, and, according to the traditions of her people, condemned to be shelved aside as an unmated thing – a creature of pity and ridicule.

    Hungry Hearts

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