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  • noun Plural form of spousal.

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Examples

  • "spousals" had astonished the vulgar -- the little nightingale of

    Sketches — Complete

  • "spousals" had astonished the vulgar -- the little nightingale of

    Sketches — Volume 05

  • I do approve that of St. Ambrose (Comment. in Genesis xxiv. 51), which he hath written touching Rebecca's spousals, A woman should give unto her parents the choice of her husband, [5876] lest she be reputed to be malapert and wanton, if she take upon her to make her own choice; [5877] for she should rather seem to be desired by a man, than to desire a man herself.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The fame of this extraordinary conjunction spread all over the county; and, on the day appointed for their spousals, the church was surrounded by an inconceivable multitude.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Seuenthly, he despightfully abaseth our solemnizings of marriages, spousals, birth-dayes, and our customes at burials.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • Seuenthly, he despightfully abaseth our solemnizings of marriages, spousals, birth-dayes, and our customes at burials.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Offa (at South Town, now Sutton, near Hereford), with a splendid retinue, to treat of the intended spousals.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 20, No. 576, November 17, 1832

  • Conceive, Fred, what the fair young creature must have felt at the bare idea of such shocking spousals!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • I am at no loss for materials concerning you and your family, but am in doubt what to mention first—whether how your father Tromes, being servant to Elpias, who kept a reading-school in the temple of Theseus, wore a weight of fetters and a collar; or how your mother, by her morning spousals in the cottage by Hero Calamites, reared up you, the beautiful statue, the eminent third-rate actor!

    III. On the Crown

  • He had no sooner gained the green-room shade of his elm than the whole of the Brethren were summoned forth anew; this time to assist at the spousals of Queen

    Brother Copas

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