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spouse

noun coniunx, consort, espouse, helpmate, helpmeet, husband, marital partner, marriage partner, mate, wife
See also: consort

spouse

a party to a marriage, i.e. a husband or a wife.
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This said unanimous, and other Rites Observing none, but adoration pure Which God likes best, into thir inmost bower Handed they went; and eas'd the putting off These troublesom disguises which wee wear, Strait side by side were laid, nor turnd I weene ADAM from his fair Spouse, nor EVE the Rites Mysterious of connubial Love refus'd: Whatever Hypocrites austerely talk Of puritie and place and innocence, Defaming as impure what God declares Pure, and commands to som, leaves free to all.
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.
George” at a half burnt sapling he landed in the highway, and, to his utter amazement, at the feet of his own spouse.
Madame, who was not so preoccupied as her glorious spouse was, remarked this distraction of the page.
It was his repentant spouse, who had been wandering the woods all night in quest of the party, and had at length descried it by its fires.
Her voice was pleasant as she asked: "Martin, did you hear your spouse just now?
But now another circumstance occurred, which changed all the plans once more, and again the intended journey was put off, much to the delight of the general and his spouse.
However, simply because she was surprised into a tiny exclamation of approval at sight of a splendid young stranger it must not be inferred therefrom that her thoughts were in any way disloyal to her spouse.
Further, although Jerry did not know it and Tom Haggin did, Terrence was a royal lover and a devoted spouse.
Silverstein looked beseechingly at his spouse, but she burst forth savagely:-
Come in with me, and let your squires come also, that my sweet spouse, the Lady Tiphaine, may say that she hath seen so famed and gentle a knight.
McCaskey reckoned that the benign May moon had softened the breast of his spouse.