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Now on his fourth marriage, he jokes about serial monogamy.
  having only one spouse or sexual partner at a time
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monogamous monogamy monogamist monogamously
Strongly Associated with:   polygamy
Standard prefix:  "mono" typically means "one", "single" or "alone".
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  • Now on his fourth marriage, he jokes about serial monogamy.
  • Monogamy is like good crystal - beautiful - but once you get it, all it takes is one chip and it’s never the same again.
    Fred Barton
  • Some reformers may urge that in the ages distant future, patriotism, like the habit of monogamous marriage, will become a needless and obsolete virtue; but just at present the man who loves other countries as much as he does his own is quite as noxious a member of society as the man who loves other women as much as he loves his wife. Love of country is an elemental virtue, like love of home.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • Annie was what one of her boyfriends, and there were many, always monogamous, always decent, called a doofus.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • The Loric are a monogamous people.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • On Luna, we consider monogamy to be nothing more than archaic sentimentality.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Basically I believe in monogamy.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Then he dried his tears, grew up, got sober and monogamous.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • There were also monogamy and romance.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • The Enemy’s demand on humans takes the form of a dilemma; either complete abstinence or unmitigated monogamy.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters

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  • The females were less numerous than the males, and liable to much furtive persecution in spite of the monogamy the Law enjoined.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • You’re always talking about ’morals’—meaning monogamy, I suppose.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • And none of the women had been especially promiscuous; on average, they’d had sexual relations with two different men, consecutively not concurrently, practicing "serial monogamy."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She doubted the convenience and, as a natural sequent, the sanctity of the monogamous and separate home which she had regarded as the basis of all decent life.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Among the fish that the Nautilus startled on its way, I’ll mention a one–meter lumpfish, blackish on top with orange on the belly and rare among its brethren in that it practices monogamy, a good–sized eelpout, a type of emerald moray whose flavor is excellent, wolffish with big eyes in a head somewhat resembling a canine’s, viviparous blennies whose eggs hatch inside their bodies like those of snakes, bloated gobio (or black gudgeon) measuring two decimeters, grenadiers with long…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • But, like so many "black" films of this era, the movie is full of code about dilemmas du jour over race and class, with Martin’s down-to-earth, devil-may-care, ghetto scoundrel getting the stamp of black authenticity to highlight how Lynn Whitfield, with her college degrees, corporate status, flawless diction, and foolish desire for monogamous love, has really succeeded only in losing touch with her true black soul.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • He had been afraid of wounding her all his life and voluntarily stuck to a stultifying discipline of monogamy, and now, after twenty years, he suddenly learned that it had all been superfluous and he had given up scores of women because of a misunderstanding!
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • …even had no word for it in the tongue he knew who had been born and grown up in a padded silken vacuum cell which might have been suspended on a cable a thousand fathoms in the sea, where pigmentation had no more moral value than the silk walls and the scent and the rose-colored candle shades, where the very abstractions which he might have observed—monogamy and fidelity and decorum and gentleness and affection—were as purely rooted in the flesh’s offices as the digestive processes.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Some humans there are monogamous by instinct, as swans are said to be.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • While happily married, he is far from monogamous.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • "In combination with strict monogamy and other kosher practices, yes," the Librarian says.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Eugene winced, and looked around on all the faces set in a resolve to fight desperately for monogamy, party politics, and the will of the greatest number.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • She, a monogamist, regretted the cessation of some of life’s innocent odours; he, whose instincts were polygamous, felt morally braced by the change and less liable to the temptations that had assailed him in the past.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Family, monogamy, romance.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • But—Georgie, I’ve been thinking of one mild bat—oh, don’t worry, old pillar of monogamy; it’s highly proper.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • "My love, my one and only, precious, precious …" Mother, monogamy, romance.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Others even attempted public outrages upon the institution of monogamy.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • I’m too monogamous—toward Erik!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Nor would it matter if her husband overheard; jealousy is never learned in a race automatically monogamous.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • beavers practice monogamy
  • Ra Vatu had had economic and ethical objections to monogamy.
    Jack London  --  South Sea Tales
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Associated words [difficulty]:   monogamy [7] , polygamy [7] , polygamy [7] , monotheism [8] , polytheism [9]
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