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  • Except for conjugal visits a few times a year, she would continue to live with us until the end of her first pregnancy.†   (source)
  • The hip-splitting pain, the blood on the conjugal bed were proof of her virtue.†   (source)
  • She left her employment that same day (leaving behind her a most vehement conjugal bitterness), and with part of the money that with cunning, cruelty, and sacrifice she had saved over a period of years, bought a railroad ticket to New York.†   (source)
  • In their house I shall call to mind the conjugal manners of Mansfield Parsonage with respect.   (source)
    conjugal = marital (relating to marriage)
  • An advantage this, a strengthener of love, in which even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal.   (source)
  • ...and Mr. and Mrs. Norris began their career of conjugal felicity with very little less than a thousand a year.   (source)
  • …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.   (source)
  • Franz would ask for a divorce, and she would take Marie-Claude's place in his large conjugal bed.†   (source)
  • It occurs to me now that this suggestion was even less compelling to Hester than it was to me, and I could think only that Hester's snarling mouth was about as inviting as Firewater's; yet I think we both realized that the potential embarrassment of being mated to this conjugal position for any duration of time, while Noah and Simon observed our breathing and minor movements, would perhaps lead to even greater suffering than indulging in a single kiss.†   (source)
  • Their conjugal dawns grew calm because he had returned to the childhood his children had taken away from him.†   (source)
  • We wanted to see each other, but we didn't have the excuse of visiting to work on our dowries, and the only trips we were allowed to take were to our husbands' homes for conjugal visits.†   (source)
  • It was as if they had leapt over the arduous calvary of conjugal life and gone straight to the heart of love.†   (source)
  • His funeral oration was about a true conjugal love that had withstood many tests to remain a haven of peace for the deceased, a haven to which he had returned at the end of his days.†   (source)
  • Together they had overcome the daily incomprehension, the instantaneous hatred, the reciprocal nastiness and fabulous flashes of glory in the conjugal conspiracy.†   (source)
  • Resentments stirred up other resentments, reopened old scars, turned them into fresh wounds, and both were dismayed at the desolating proof that in so many years of conjugal battling they had done little more than nurture their rancor.†   (source)
  • He was naturally overjoyed that her refusal to go to Palermo was actually a call to love, but he was a bit sorry as well: his mistress seemed determined to violate the zone of Purity he had introduced into their relationship; she had failed to understand his apprehensive attempts to save their love from banality and separate it radically from his conjugal home.†   (source)
  • The back room where Florentino Ariza had slept they left as it had always been, with the hammock hanging and the writing table covered with untidy piles of books, but he moved to the room planned as the conjugal bedroom on the upper floor.†   (source)
  • Jealousy was unknown in his house: during more than thirty years of conjugal peace, Dr. Urbino had often boasted in public—and until now it had been true—that he was like those Swedish matches that light only with their own box.†   (source)
  • Florentino Ariza was never to understand how a few articles of penitential clothing could have hidden the drives of that wild mare who, choking on her own feverish desire, undressed him as she had never been able to undress her husband, who would have thought her perverse, and tried, with the confusion and innocence of five years of conjugal fidelity, to satisfy in a single assault the iron abstinence of her mourning.†   (source)
  • It was not easy to move inside the house because of the crowd, but Florentino Ariza managed to make his way to the master bedroom, peered on tiptoe over the groups of people blocking the door, and saw Juvenal Urbino in the conjugal bed as he had wanted to see him since he had first heard of him—wallowing in the indignity of death.†   (source)
  • Perhaps because her appearance was not of a commercial cast, or perhaps because it occurred to him that his having taken her to wife might expose his judgment to doubt in the minds of customers, Mr Flintwinch laid his commands upon her that she should hold her peace on the subject of her conjugal relations, and should no longer call him Jeremiah out of the domestic trio.†   (source)
  • Charlotte, an excellent businesswoman, and highly important as backer, counselor, consultant, gave him just what united them closer than common conjugality.†   (source)
  • The men and women consume one another rapidly in what is called "the act of love," or else settle down to a mild habit of conjugality.†   (source)
  • They flaunt their conjugal felicity in one's face, as if it were the most fascinating of sins.†   (source)
  • That day I received a letter from my benefactor in which he wrote about "conjugal duties."†   (source)
  • "CONJUGAL—LOVE!" he said, slowly separating the two words.†   (source)
  • The genial disdain of Michel Rollin, who called them impostors, was answered by him with vituperation, of which crapule and canaille were the least violent items; he amused himself with abuse of their private lives, and with sardonic humour, with blasphemous and obscene detail, attacked the legitimacy of their births and the purity of their conjugal relations: he used an Oriental imagery and an Oriental emphasis to accentuate his ribald scorn.†   (source)
  • She and Mr. van der Luyden were so exactly alike that Archer often wondered how, after forty years of the closest conjugality, two such merged identities ever separated themselves enough for anything as controversial as a talking-over.†   (source)
  • There was an unforeseen surprise, a cessation of the winds and odours of life, a social pressure that would have her think conjugally.†   (source)
  • I The next noteworthy move in Jude's life was that in which he appeared gliding steadily onward through a dusky landscape of some three years' later leafage than had graced his courtship of Arabella, and the disruption of his coarse conjugal life with her.†   (source)
  • His voice had a note of conjugal familiarity: Miss Bart fancied she detected in Rosedale's eye a twinkling perception of the fact, and the idea turned her dislike of him to repugnance.†   (source)
  • Archer was fond of having three or four friends to dine, and May welcomed them with the beaming readiness of which her mother had set her the example in conjugal affairs.†   (source)
  • She was a woman who never, like some newly married, showed conjugal tenderness in public, perhaps because she had none to show.†   (source)
  • Such is the sole conjugal embrace I am ever to know — such are the endearments which are to solace my leisure hours!†   (source)
  • Mr. Glegg had chosen the eldest Miss Dodson as a handsome embodiment of female prudence and thrift, and being himself of a money-getting, money-keeping turn, had calculated on much conjugal harmony.†   (source)
  • —It was not to be doubted that poor Harriet's attachment had been an offering to conjugal unreserve, and her own share in the story, under a colouring the least favourable to her and the most soothing to him, had in all likelihood been given also.†   (source)
  • As in America paternal discipline is very relaxed and the conjugal tie very strict, a young woman does not contract the latter without considerable circumspection and apprehension.†   (source)
  • Had Elizabeth's opinion been all drawn from her own family, she could not have formed a very pleasing opinion of conjugal felicity or domestic comfort.†   (source)
  • "Madame," said Bonacieux, who had never seen his wife in a passion, and who recoiled before this conjugal anger, "madame, what do you say?"†   (source)
  • A Conjugal Scene.†   (source)
  • Your mind has taken up its residence with your prospective husband, and you might quite as well be lodged under the conjugal roof, for all the benefit we get from your society.†   (source)
  • It was not surprising Gilbert Osmond should not have taken comfort in Miss Stackpole; his instinct had naturally set him in opposition to a young lady capable of advising his wife to withdraw from the conjugal roof.†   (source)
  • She always reminded him of a painted perfume-bottle with a crack in it; but he had grown to have a kindly feeling for her, based on the fact of her owing conjugal allegiance to Urbain de Bellegarde.†   (source)
  • There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is so much respected as in America, or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated.†   (source)
  • all private virtues and many public virtues; careful of his health, of his fortune, of his person, of his affairs, knowing the value of a minute and not always the value of a year; sober, serene, peaceable, patient; a good man and a good prince; sleeping with his wife, and having in his palace lackeys charged with the duty of showing the conjugal bed to the bourgeois, an ostentation of the regular sleeping-apartment which had become useful after the former illegitimate displays of the elder branch; knowing all the languages of Europe, and, what is more rare, all the languages of all interests, and speaking them; an admirable representative of the "middle class," but outstripping it, and i†   (source)
  • Not but that Rebecca could have written had she a mind, but she did not try to see or to write to Pitt at his own house, and after one or two attempts consented to his demand that the correspondence regarding her conjugal differences should be carried on by lawyers only.†   (source)
  • "Well, well, thee canstna say but what I knowed how to make a choice when I married thee," said Mr. Poyser, who usually settled little conjugal disputes by a compliment of this sort; "and thee wast twice as buxom as Dinah ten year ago."†   (source)
  • excuse me I have forgotten your surname," he bowed politely to Razumihin) "insulted me by misrepresenting the idea I expressed to you in a private conversation, drinking coffee, that is, that marriage with a poor girl who has had experience of trouble is more advantageous from the conjugal point of view than with one who has lived in luxury, since it is more profitable for the moral character.†   (source)
  • While Laurie and Amy were taking conjugal strolls over velvet carpets, as they set their house in order, and planned a blissful future, Mr. Bhaer and Jo were enjoying promenades of a different sort, along muddy roads and sodden fields.†   (source)
  • VII The Guest WHEN Phoebe awoke,—which she did with the early twittering of the conjugal couple of robins in the pear-tree,—she heard movements below stairs, and, hastening down, found Hepzibah already in the kitchen.†   (source)
  • That was all he had had an ear for in what his host said to him this evening; he had been conscious that Osmond made more of a point even than usual of referring to the conjugal harmony prevailing at Palazzo Roccanera.†   (source)
  • The course of the Father Confessor's arguments ran as follows: "Ignorant of the import of what you were undertaking, you made a vow of conjugal fidelity to a man who on his part, by entering the married state without faith in the religious significance of marriage, committed an act of sacrilege.†   (source)
  • — Here have I been sitting this hour, giving these young ladies a sample of true conjugal obedience—for who can say, you know, how soon it may be wanted?†   (source)
  • If Mr. Tulliver had been a susceptible man in his conjugal relation, he might have supposed that she drew out the key to aid her imagination in anticipating the moment when he would be in a state to justify the production of the best Holland sheets.†   (source)
  • And perhaps you look for it with as much impatience as I do; perhaps this evening Madame Bonacieux will visit the conjugal domicile.†   (source)
  • They hold that every association must have a head in order to accomplish its object, and that the natural head of the conjugal association is man.†   (source)
  • She had always seen it with pain; but respecting his abilities, and grateful for his affectionate treatment of herself, she endeavored to forget what she could not overlook, and to banish from her thoughts that continual breach of conjugal obligation and decorum which, in exposing his wife to the contempt of her own children, was so highly reprehensible.†   (source)
  • The Puritan, again, an autocrat in his own household, had worn out three wives, and, merely by the remorseless weight and hardness of his character in the conjugal relation, had sent them, one after another, broken-hearted, to their graves.†   (source)
  • 45 — A CONJUGAL SCENE†   (source)
  • In America all those vices which tend to impair the purity of morals, and to destroy the conjugal tie, are treated with a degree of severity which is unknown in the rest of the world.†   (source)
  • But it is well known that this conjugal complacency belongs only to the weaker portion of the sex, who are scarcely alive to the responsibilities of a wife as a constituted check on her husband's pleasures, which are hardly ever of a rational or commendable kind.†   (source)
  • "Ah," said the count, "that is a most conjugal reservation; I recollect that at Rome you said something of a projected marriage.†   (source)
  • But the immediate step to future success was to bring on Tom Tulliver during this first half-year; for, by a singular coincidence, there had been some negotiation concerning another pupil from the same neighborhood and it might further a decision in Mr. Stelling's favor, if it were understood that young Tulliver, who, Mr. Stelling observed in conjugal privacy, was rather a rough cub, had made prodigious progress in a short time.†   (source)
  • It cannot be wondered at if the conjugal tie which holds the fortunes of the pair united allows their hearts to rove; this is the natural result of the nature of the contract.†   (source)
  • As for his wife, he bowed to her, as some husbands do to their wives, but in a way that bachelors will never comprehend, until a very extensive code is published on conjugal life.†   (source)
  • "Yes, I reckon I can, and through the packmen too," observed Mrs. Glegg, intending to imply that Bob's flattery had produced no effect on her; while her husband, standing behind her with his hands in his pockets and legs apart, winked and smiled with conjugal delight at the probability of his wife's being circumvented.†   (source)
  • This opinion is not peculiar to one sex, and contested by the other: I never observed that the women of America consider conjugal authority as a fortunate usurpation of their rights, nor that they thought themselves degraded by submitting to it.†   (source)
  • There is then no just ground for surprise if a man, who in an age of aristocracy chooses to consult nothing but his own opinion and his own taste in the choice of a wife, soon finds that infractions of morality and domestic wretchedness invade his household: but when this same line of action is in the natural and ordinary course of things, when it is sanctioned by parental authority and backed by public opinion, it cannot be doubted that the internal peace of families will be increased by it, and conjugal fidelity more rigidly observed.†   (source)
  • The baroness shrugged her shoulders with an air of ineffable contempt, while her husband, affecting not to observe this unconjugal gesture, turned towards Monte Cristo and said,—"Upon my word, count, I am quite sorry not to have met you sooner.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unconjugal means not and reverses the meaning of conjugal. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • What limitations of activity and inhibitions of conjugal rights were perceived by listener and narrator concerning themselves during the course of this intermittent and increasingly more laconic narration?†   (source)
  • Mr Mulligan accepted of the invitation and, expatiating upon his design, told his hearers that he had been led into this thought by a consideration of the causes of sterility, both the inhibitory and the prohibitory, whether the inhibition in its turn were due to conjugal vexations or to a parsimony of the balance as well as whether the prohibition proceeded from defects congenital or from proclivities acquired.†   (source)
  • So spake our general mother, and with eyes
    Of conjugal attraction unreproved,
    And meek surrender, half-embracing leaned
    On our first father; half her swelling breast
    Naked met his, under the flowing gold
    Of her loose tresses hid: he in delight
    Both of her beauty, and submissive charms,
    Smiled with superiour love, as Jupiter
    On Juno smiles, when he impregns the clouds
    That shed Mayflowers; and pressed her matron lip
    With kisses pure: Aside the Devil turned
    For envy; yet with jealous leer malign
    Eyed them askance, and to himself thus plained.†   (source)
  • Yet went she not, as not with such discourse
    Delighted, or not capable her ear
    Of what was high: such pleasure she reserved,
    Adam relating, she sole auditress;
    Her husband the relater she preferred
    Before the Angel, and of him to ask
    Chose rather; he, she knew, would intermix
    Grateful digressions, and solve high dispute
    With conjugal caresses: from his lip
    Not words alone pleased her.†   (source)
  • seeks to work us woe and shame
    By sly assault; and somewhere nigh at hand
    Watches, no doubt, with greedy hope to find
    His wish and best advantage, us asunder;
    Hopeless to circumvent us joined, where each
    To other speedy aid might lend at need:
    Whether his first design be to withdraw
    Our fealty from God, or to disturb
    Conjugal love, than which perhaps no bliss
    Enjoyed by us excites his envy more;
    Or this, or worse, leave not the faithful side
    That gave thee being, still shades thee, and protects.†   (source)
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