spouse


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spouse

a party to a marriage, i.e. a husband or a wife.
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She was only away deceiving us, Her spouse, her son, and all her company.
But it was in the adornment of the fair person of his dark-complexioned spouse that the tailors of the fleet had evinced the gaiety of their national taste.
Sooth to say, the stout heart of Sir Nigel, which cared little for the wrath of her lion-like spouse, was somewhat shaken by the calm, cold face of this stately dame, for twenty years of camp-life had left him more at ease in the lists than in a lady's boudoir.
The Lady Tiphaine and her spouse sprang upon their steeds without setting feet to stirrup, and away they jingled down the white moonlit highway, with Sir Nigel at the lady's bridle-arm, and Ford a spear's length behind them.
George” at a half burnt sapling he landed in the highway, and, to his utter amazement, at the feet of his own spouse. When Mrs.
Further, although Jerry did not know it and Tom Haggin did, Terrence was a royal lover and a devoted spouse. Jerry, from his earliest impressions, could remember the way Terrence had of running with Biddy, miles and miles along the beaches or through the avenues of cocoanuts, side by side with her, both with laughing mouths of sheer delight.
McCaskey reckoned that the benign May moon had softened the breast of his spouse.
Clear-eyed, from her childhood days with the saloonkeeper Cady and Cady's good-natured but unmoral spouse, she had observed, and, later, generalized much upon sex.
But her dwarfish spouse still smoked his cigar and drank his rum without heeding her; and it was not until the sun had some time risen, and the activity and noise of city day were rife in the street, that he deigned to recognize her presence by any word or sign.
At the outset of a spousal business, the spouses could enter into a written partnership agreement limiting the role and duties of one spouse and expanding the role and duties of the other.
The case harks back to 1995 when the Ontario government changed social assistance legislation so that a person was defined as a "spouse" as soon as they started living together.
One spouse might believe that parents should spend everything necessary to make sure children get the best education while the other spouse believes that students should earn the money to pay for college.