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Definition of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
  • ...and Mr. and Mrs. Norris began their career of conjugal felicity with very little less than a thousand a year.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
conjugal = marital (relating to marriage)
  • In their house I shall call to mind the conjugal manners of Mansfield Parsonage with respect.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • conjugal = marital (relating to marriage)
  • An advantage this, a strengthener of love, in which even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • conjugal = marital (relating to marriage)
  • ...and no one would have supposed, from her confident triumph, that she had ever heard of conjugal infelicity in her life, or could have the smallest insight into the disposition of the niece who had been brought up under her eye.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • conjugal = marital (relating to marriage)
  • Then you can stay over for a conjugal visit.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • "CONJUGAL—LOVE!" he said, slowly separating the two words.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • The hip-splitting pain, the blood on the conjugal bed were proof of her virtue.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Such is the sole conjugal embrace I am ever to know — such are the endearments which are to solace my leisure hours!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She never spoke of him again, nor did she offer any explanation for her flight from the conjugal abode.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • One day his wife, Louisa—"Lulu"—traveled to Chicago for a surprise conjugal visit.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • There was an unforeseen surprise, a cessation of the winds and odours of life, a social pressure that would have her think conjugally.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • They flaunt their conjugal felicity in one's face, as if it were the most fascinating of sins.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • That day I received a letter from my benefactor in which he wrote about "conjugal duties."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Except for conjugal visits a few times a year, she would continue to live with us until the end of her first pregnancy.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • "Madame," said Bonacieux, who had never seen his wife in a passion, and who recoiled before this conjugal anger, "madame, what do you say?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He turned his mind away from the bed, and from the scenes of conjugal misery that must have been enacted upon it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I start noticing small signs of conjugal existence.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • She was a woman who never, like some newly married, showed conjugal tenderness in public, perhaps because she had none to show.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • On his tongue it sounded like the name of a blowsy woman, one of many that had come between him and his conjugal duties.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Their conjugal dawns grew calm because he had returned to the childhood his children had taken away from him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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