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MONOGAMY. A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. (q.v.) Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 857. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.

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Within the last twelve months, 32/23% of the self-defined monogamists (unmarried) had more than one sexual partner.
Then multiple monogamist Zsa Zsa Gabor will weigh in with her dah-ling take on all the arrivals during an in-studio chat.
I was a serial monogamist, but now the cord has been cut and I'm like a helium balloon.
Tony Blair will be elevated to the sainthood, Tiger Woods will become a born-again monogamist (and will remain so long enough to get his sponsorship deals back) and, following Barack Obama's recent award from the Nobel Committee for doing nothing, Osama Bin Laden will this year get the Peace Prize for not sanctioning any atrocity anywhere in the world during the first two weeks in August (which just happens to coincide with his summer holidays).
The philanderer turned monogamist is a woefully over-used plot device and the supporting cast are, at best, mildly repulsive.
This does not mean that the transman, to take only one example, cannot be just as much a serial monogamist and as fundamentally de-eroticized in the private domesticity of his daily life as we tend to find the lesbian separatist or the heterosexual soccer mom.
Four months after she and love-rat ex Danny Cipriani split-up, the serial monogamist is back sniffing around a new man.
I have no desire to physically hook up with any man other than my husband and have been a serial monogamist from the moment of my first serious relationship at 20," Contactmusic quoted her as writing on iVillage blog.
RHOD GILBERT Love life: Describes himself as a serial monogamist, though how many of the girlfriends he describes in his act are real remains unclear.
The actress said: "I wouldn't say I'm a serial monogamist.
Anyway having been a serial monogamist since my late teens I could do with a bit of practice in being self-sufficient.
The promiscuous, which I was not; the total monogamist, which I was not; and the serial monogamist, who has very deep but intense relationships while you are in them.