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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I know that serial monogamists leave lots of broken hearts in their wake so before you accuse me of being a sadist, let me explain.
In predicting which students would choose experimental, rather than monogamist behaviour, this study confirmed many earlier findings.
I was a few months out of a relationship and, as a lifelong serial monogamist, I had no idea how or where to begin the dating game.
The end of the monogamist family and emancipation of women were topics passionately discussed in Rossi's works, especially in Un Episodio d'Amore nella Colonia Cecilia.
He is a committed "serial monogamist" who tries his best to avoid ruining a good thing even with persistent temptation; he refuses to deal in smack out of an abundance of caution and respect for his counterculture customers, however far removed they may be from his arcane supply chain; he ultimately accepts responsibility for his actions and refuses to whine as he waits, in 1982, in the LA City Jail, for arraignment on a multitude of bad-guy charges.
"As we reviewed demographics and consumer preferences, we concluded it would be appropriate to invest additional resources in the Millennial male segment, which tends to be made up of what we call the 'serial monogamist,'" details Carrozza.
Yet monogamy seems to miss the mark altogether, as Old Omar imaginatively cultivates a garden that offers a magical access to countless bodies of the dead, and this speaker is surely not a possessive monogamist when he instructs his listener, "And when the Angel with his darker Draught / Draws up to Thee--take that, and do not shrink" (st.
It took a while to adjust from being a serial monogamist, to a bona fide singleton.
The reality is, in the 21st Century Dating and Relationships landscape, there are just as many if not more men and women actively engaging in long-term non-monogamous sexual relationships (polyamory), short-term non-monogamous sexual relationships (promiscuity), and short-term monogamous sexual relationships (men and women who are known as a 'serial monogamist') as there are men and women entering into traditional long-term monogamous romantic relationships that will more-than-likely lead to a marriage proposal.
Not that being a serial monogamist has affected his success: his 11th TT victory last year left him the first rider to win the Senior TT in four consecutive years and gave BMW its first Senior win in 75 years.
Come on, St Valentine, throw me a bone!" Kylie once described herself as a "serial monogamist".
I am a serial monogamist"- Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.