from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no husband; unmarried; also, deprived of a husband; widowed.
  • Not managed with care or frugality; uncultivated.


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  • It forecasts a mighty dilemma which the whole world of civilization, despite its will, must one time frankly face: the unhusbanded mother or the childless wife.


  • A woman bringing up the rear of a small Asian contingent flanking their bride, her bouquet firmly clasped in her unhusbanded hand, told me to make sure I voted "for Liu" after I congratulated them.

    Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.: The Colossus Comes on Stilts

  • How strange to find food just sitting there-unregulated, unhusbanded-inefficient.

    Shampoo Planet

  • But stout were they to face danger and laugh at pain, and for all the shadow upon their hope they lived brave and songful days -- the one a homekeeper and in her turn a mother of men: the other unhusbanded, but gentle to ignorance and sickness and sorrow through the width and length of the land.

    The Art of the Story-Teller

  • Tony is wearing a perpetual laugh in the unhusbanded regions where there is no institution of the wedding-tie. '

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Disconcerted by this damning evidence of indigestion, his countenance showed that he considered himself to have been too lenient to the wine of an unhusbanded hostess.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • As his magnificent physique stands revealed before her, we are invited to speculate on what this long unhusbanded woman must be thinking.

    The American Spectator

  • Quoth the king, 'You seem as yet unhusbanded; if you do this, we will marry you well and worshipfully.'

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • God, unamused, strikes Onan down, leaving Tamar unhusbanded and untethered from Judah’s line.

    The Uncensored Bible: Authors expose a steamier side of Scripture

  • The vast realm of feeling is open to these appointed keepers of the sanctuary household, who may be withering virgins, may be childless matrons, may be unhusbanded wives.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith


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