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Far from the Madding Crowd
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matrimony
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • "That means matrimony," said Temperance Miller, following them out of sight with her eyes.
  • That she had never, by look, word, or sign, encouraged a man to approach her—that she had felt herself sufficient to herself, and had in the independence of her girlish heart fancied there was a certain degradation in renouncing the simplicity of a maiden existence to become the humbler half of an indifferent matrimonial whole—were facts now bitterly remembered.

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  • Carlotta stepped back, to better deliver the truth that, when she contemplated holy matrimony, made her heart beat faster.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I haven’t been to visit him at his condo in several days, but I hear from him that he and Liv have been shopping for their matrimonial bed, each of theirs a bit too historied for the spending of restful nights.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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