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bigamy

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Definition having two spouses at the same time
  • Your uncle would then question if we are really married, if I am a bigamist, if our children are—well, like your mother.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • The president of the Florida Flying Machine Company is in jail for bigamy.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Father the Baptist Bigamist.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • With Tonia still alive, that would be bigamy.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Told me his dad was a genius, a NASA rocket scientist, but he'd been a bigamist at one time, and that kind of went against Alex's grain.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In my mind, I was not wedded to the island, nor would I be guilty of bigamy if I went home to Barbara each night.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • — I meant, however, to be a bigamist; but fate has outmanoeuvred me, or Providence has checked me, — perhaps the last.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Bigamy lightened the horizon of his shadowy thoughts for a moment.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He often told her that he was going to tell a policeman and have Sissy arrested for bigamy.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Bigamy is illegal.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • For bigamy.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Then this so sweet maid is a polyandrist, and me, with my poor wife dead to me, but alive by Church's law, though no wits, all gone, even I, who am faithful husband to this now-no-wife, am bigamist."
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There is no knight-errant to come and seek a quarrel with me on account of the fair lady I detain a prisoner; but I have judges quite ready who will quickly dispose of a woman so shameless as to glide, a bigamist, into the bed of Lord de Winter, my brother.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • In their gamesome but still serious way, one whispers to the other—"Jack, he's robbed a widow;" or, "Joe, do you mark him; he's a bigamist;" or, "Harry lad, I guess he's the adulterer that broke jail in old Gomorrah, or belike, one of the missing murderers from Sodom."
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • He repudiated blood birthright and material security for his sake, for the sake of this man who was at least an intending bigamist even if not an out and out blackguard, and on whose dead body four years later Judith was to find the photograph of the other woman and the child.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • These both put off, a poor petitioner, A care-craz'd mother to a many sons, A beauty-waning and distressed widow, Even in the afternoon of her best days, Made prize and purchase of his wanton eye, Seduc'd the pitch and height of his degree To base declension and loath'd bigamy: By her, in his unlawful bed, he got This Edward, whom our manners call the prince.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • Bigamy threat val. minus nil. unless quick buyer.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • We're living in bigamy.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • This jail was a Noah's ark of the city's crime—there were murderers, "hold-up men" and burglars, embezzlers, counterfeiters and forgers, bigamists, "shoplifters,"
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Quay: bigamy threat, Yes or No. Possible No. Incest threat Credible Yes and the hand going back before it put down the period, lining out the Credible, writing in Certain, underlining it.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!

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