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  • n. a married woman; a man's partner in marriage


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  • This girl remembered that Dom Pius had left the party to go to the museum, and she remembered that the poor young married woman with the troublesome cough had left them at the door of the cinema.

    St Peter's Finger

  • Page 6 etc., without the assent of her husband, and thereupon the courts created a Judge-made statute that a married woman could not contract for anything else, even with the assent of her husband except in writing specially charging her property.

    Address by Chief Justice Walter Clark Before the Federation of Women's Clubs, New Bern, N. C., 8 May, 1913

  • Of course it was shocking for a married woman to borrow money—and Lily was expertly aware of the implication involved—but still, it was the mere malum prohibitum which the world decries but condones, and which, though it may be punished by private vengeance, does not provoke the collective disapprobation of society.

    The House of Mirth

  • An act of the Legislature which had been brought over from former times, provided that a married woman could contract for necessaries,

    Address by Chief Justice Walter Clark Before the Federation of Women's Clubs, New Bern, N. C., 8 May, 1913

  • Any married woman who had not received the sacrament in the Anglican church for a year before her husband's death forfeited two-thirds of her dower, two-thirds of her jointure, and was debarred from acting as executrix to her husband or claiming any part of his goods.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • And she should damn well not be privy to him allowing a married woman such as Helena to take his cock greedily into her mouth.

    Tutoring Lady Jane

  • But Jean Paget was a married woman of thirty with two children now, and married to a sensible and steady sort of man, whatever his ideas on poddy-dodging might be.

    A Town Like Alice

  • However, the intelligence hereof, and the then declining state of the King's cause, and consequently of the circumstances of Justice Powell's family, caused them to set all engines on work to restore the late married woman to the station wherein they a little before had planted her.

    The Life of John Milton

  • From this same standpoint I have studied another case, a married woman of twenty-nine, with marked neurasthenic and hysterical symptoms (including astasia-abasia, anesthesias, palpitation of the heart, throbbing sensations in the stomach and a great many other symptoms).

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Clinker winked, still believing Suslev's cover that he had an assignation with a married woman in Sinclair Towers.

    Noble House


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