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  • adj. Not wifely.


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un- +‎ wifely


  • Were Barbara "unwifely," I could not blame her, but neither could I have at hand my proof of dear miracles.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • And the thoughts that darted through her brain in answer were dark and unwifely.

    Two Tales of Old Strasbourg

  • She'd always doted on me, although I had a suspicion that she sampled the marriage mutton elsewhere when my back was turned-I couldn't be sure, though, and anyway, an occasional unwifely romp was no great matter, while she'd been dependent on Papa.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • Afterward she lay long awake, wondering in her ignorant girl's heart if such an unwifely tirade were sufficient cause for divorce, wondering if he would ever love her again after reading it.

    Martie, the Unconquered

  • For instance, she accepted her present situation with a sang-froid equaling that of a camp harpy, a few of whom Pierce had seen; then, too, she was, or had been, married to a no-account foreigner to whom she referred with a calloused and most unwifely flippancy; moreover, she bore herself with a freedom, a boldness, quite irreconcilable to the modesty of so - called "good women."

    The Winds of Chance

  • Upon my suggesting that this wound might have been inflicted by the iron in its fall, she did use me in so unwifely a manner that I sought my bed in much wrath and vexation of spirit.

    A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales

  • She was contrite for her unwifely lack of abnegation.

    The Seeker

  • Yet every day the theme of this old troubadour's talk around the hotels is female entanglements -- mendacious, unwifely, and for him unavailing.


  • He reproached his wife with unwifely disobedience, and with the crime of turning her own offspring against his father, and the two but mocked him!

    A Man and a Woman

  • If she chose to behave in that offish and unwifely fashion, she could blame no one but herself for its results.

    The Damnation of Theron Ware


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