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polygamy

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Definition the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • The mainstream Mormon Church renounced polygamy more than a century ago.
polygamy = the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time
  • Polygamy is typically rare even in societies that permit it. However, there are exceptions. For example, in Senegal, nearly 47 percent of marriages are multiple.
  • polygamy = the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • Even where polygamy is rare, its legal possibility without adequate protections for the wife, impedes the normal give-and-take of a healthy relationship.
  • polygamy = the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time
  • Or didn't turn me loose—Center has no rule against polygamy.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • polygamy = the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • "Many women struggle with their faith after they learn about polygamy," he said.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • polygamy = the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time
  • And no more polygamy, he said!
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • polygamy = the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • It was such a nuisance that men were fundamentally polygamous.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • polygamous = wanting more than 1 wife
  • Then, when the evidence became too blatant, he argued that his polygamous way of life did not in the least run counter to his love for her.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • polygamous = having more than one wife
  • There were many women, which was easily accounted for by the "peculiar institution" of the Mormons; but it must not be supposed that all the Mormons are polygamists.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • polygamists = observing the practice of a man having more than one wife at the same time
  • He did not like to remember Miss Quested's remark about polygamy, because it was unworthy of a guest, so he put it from his mind, and with it the knowledge that he had bolted into a cave to get away from her.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • polygamy = the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • He deprecated polygamy, but he saw no reason to inveigh against the prevalent fondness for the tangatse berry, to which were ascribed medicinal properties, but which was chiefly popular because its effects were those of a mild narcotic.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • polygamy = the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • I examined polygamy, not as a doctrine but as a social policy.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • polygamy = the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time
  • Then he gave up and mumbled the words I was supposed to say, that he didn't understand fully, but that he knew polygamy was a principle from God.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • polygamy = the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time
  • The church had ended the temporal practice of polygamy in 1890, but it had never recanted the doctrine.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • polygamy = a husband having more than one wife at the same time
  • He knew nothing of Mormonism except the custom of polygamy, which is its foundation.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • polygamy = the practice of a man having more than one wife at the same time
  • Oh, to be the alter ego of his polygamous life!
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • polygamous = practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • As a child I'd been taught—by my father but also in Sunday school—that in the fullness of time God would restore polygamy, and in the afterlife, I would be a plural wife.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • polygamy = the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time
  • While the tale was in progress, it convinced the two men, the tragedy seemed a slur on the whole community; better polygamy almost, than that a woman should die without the joys God has intended her to receive.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • polygamy = the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
  • I suppose that I should really like to be a polygamist; with Nancy, and with Leonora, and with Maisie Maidan and possibly even with Florence.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • He was brought from a definite social environment,—the polygamous clan life under the headship of the chief and the potent influence of the priest.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk

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