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consort

noun accompanier, associate, colleague, comate, comes, companion, compeer, comrade, confrère, conjugal partner, copartner, escort, fellow, fellow compannon, helpmate, husband, marital partner, maritus, marriage partner, mate, partner, socius, spouse, wife
Associated concepts: alienation of affections, criminal connersation, loss of consortium
See also: accompany, cartel, coactor, colleague, consociate, contributor, copartner, join, spouse

CONSORT. A man or woman married. The man is the consort of his wife, the woman is the consort of her husband.

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It's my fault from the beginning for choosing such a land-shark for your consort.
A most invaluable woman, that, Nickleby,' said Squeers when his consort had hurried away, pushing the drudge before her.
And in what way does he who thinks that wisdom is the discernment of the tempers and tastes of the motley multitude, whether in painting or music, or, finally, in politics, differ from him whom I have been describing For when a man consorts with the many, and exhibits to them his poem or other work of art or the service which he has done the State, making them his judges when he is not obliged, the so-called necessity of Diomede will oblige him to produce whatever they praise.
The schoolmaster and his consort passed their time unpleasantly enough that evening, but something or other happened before the next morning, which a little abated the fury of Mrs Partridge; and she at length admitted her husband to make his excuses: to which she gave the readier belief, as he had, instead of desiring her to recall Jenny, professed a satisfaction in her being dismissed, saying, she was grown of little use as a servant, spending all her time in reading, and was become, moreover, very pert and obstinate; for, indeed, she and her master had lately had frequent disputes in literature; in which, as hath been said, she was become greatly his superior.
Stephen rose from his seat, and sauntered to the piano, humming in falsetto, "Graceful Consort," as he turned over the volume of "The Creation," which stood open on the desk.
Adieu, 'graceful consort,'" said Stephen, buttoning his coat across when he had done singing, and smiling down from his tall height, with the air of rather a patronizing lover, at the little lady on the music-stool.
And in order that the wife should not be of one party whilst the husband belonged to the other, a situation which presents serious inconveniences, particularly with characters like those of the future consorts -- Malicorne had imagined the idea of making the central point of union the household of Monsieur, the king's brother.
Several years ago, for example, George Dimacopoulos contracted with Consort Development Corp.
To prevent the ingress of dirt, liquids and potential infestation, each Consort Besa box is fully sealed to IP66 standard and includes an individual earth terminal.
A large-field, straight-mile specialist from a yard in good nick, Consort looks fair value at 25-1 to carry on the yard's tradition, established by that old trouper Kayvee, of going close in the race.
And to those of us who have been associated with the environmental movement for a couple of decades, the Paul Winter Consort reverberates as the voice of the earth.
Sales Simplicity Software, the widely acknowledged leader in sales automation, dynamic content management, and reporting for the homebuilder and real-estate sectors, today announced that it has achieved a major milestone, with the sale of its 325th enterprise software system to The Jones Company of Tennessee and its sister company, Consort Homes.