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  • To attach himself to a good family and obtain a dowry was an alluring prospect.
  • As he had received no dowry with his wife, and had, so to speak, taken her "from the halter," he did not stand on ceremony with her.
  • He’ll carry off Katerina Ivanovna, for whom he is languishing, and pocket her dowry of sixty thousand.
  • I referred to her being rich and having a dowry while I was only a stuck-up beggar!
  • The little village and the rather fine town house which formed part of her dowry he did his utmost for a long time to transfer to his name, by means of some deed of conveyance.
  • That’s a dowry for you.
  • Although the family accepted the event pretty quickly and apportioned the runaway bride her dowry, the husband and wife began to lead a most disorderly life, and there were everlasting scenes between them.
  • But he had not reckoned on a dowry; what allured him was the remarkable beauty of the innocent girl, above all her innocent appearance, which had a peculiar attraction for a vicious profligate, who had hitherto admired only the coarser types of feminine beauty.
  • They were of agreeable appearance and lively character, and though every one knew they would have no dowry, they attracted all the young men of fashion to their grandfather’s house.
  • Did you know, Ilusha, he is just married, got a dowry of a thousand roubles, and his bride’s a regular fright of the first rank and the last degree.

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  • In India, there are now laws against the tradition of dowry.
  • If I were to marry again tomorrow, I wouldn’t give up one friend. I’d take them all with me as a sort of dowry and tell my new husband that he was getting a rich wife.
    Merle Shain

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