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  • n. A newly married couple

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man and woman who are married to each other; a married couple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. two people who are married to each other


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  • Carp settled on Buffalo creek, Wilkinson county, Mississippi, where he and Mrs. Curt lived as man and wife for many years.

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

  • But tomorrow they would be leaving St Bride’s as man and wife and tonight… She looked shyly up at Kit and the blackguard, as if reading her thoughts, smiled—and yes, it was a wolfish smile and no, it did not look tame.

    My Seduction

  • Two were in their fifties, weathered like farm people, umnistakably man and wife from the way they clung to each other.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • And after Father Kulpa and Brother Mike had pronounced Ray Jr. and Karen man and wife that fine Saturday morning in late August, and once everyone had shuffled through the reception line outside church and had loaned one more fresh hanky to the sobbing, giggling bride and marveled at the strong handshake of the beaming, speechless groom, they got into their cars and drove to the cabin, where Corinne and Leeann and I were set up on the porch, ready and waiting.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • A slave-woman and a slave-man had united themselves as man and wife in the absence of any law to protect them as man and wife.

    My Bondage and My Freedom. Part I.--Life as a Slave. Part II.--Life as a Freeman

  • "I now pronounce Henry, Duke of Albany, Earl of Ross, and Mary, Sovereign Lady of Scots and the Isles by the grace of God, to be man and wife indeed," said the priest.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • But no dialogue between man and wife in extremis could be more pathetic than that in the scene where shipwreck is imminent.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • They had not lain together as man and wife since that time after Riccio's death when she had used that as a means to win him to her side.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles


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