(noun.) a married woman; a man's partner in marriage.
(n.) A woman; an adult female; -- now used in literature only in certain compounds and phrases, as alewife, fishwife, goodwife, and the like.
(n.) The lawful consort of a man; a woman who is united to a man in wedlock; a woman who has a husband; a married woman; -- correlative of husband.
n. Married woman, BETTER-HALF, matron, helpmate, consort.
SYN:Consort, spouse, helpmeet, helpmate
n. a woman: a married woman: the mistress of a house a hostess—often in this sense 'goodwife.'—n. Wife′hood the state of being a wife.—adjs. Wife′less without a wife; Wife′-like Wife′ly.
To dream of your wife, denotes unsettled affairs and discord in the home. To dream that your wife is unusually affable, denotes that you will receive profit from some important venture in trade. For a wife to dream her husband whips her, foretells unlucky influences will cause harsh criticism in the home and a general turmoil will ensue.
- I told his impudence that the gilt pestle and mortar was quite ornament enough; as if I was born, indeed, to be a country surgeon's wife! 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Constantly she talked to me about what I should do to be thy wife. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- On the second day he found his wife and Sir Percival whispering together quite familiar, close under the vestry of the church. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- His wife saw the one part at least of the bouquet-scene. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I saw them stop near the church and speak to the sexton's wife, who had come from the cottage, and had waited, watching us from a distance. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Kiss me, Eunice, and be a good wife to Crispin, who loves you so dearly. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- My own sister as a wife, Sir Thomas Bertram as a husband, are my standards of perfection. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- And that it should have been his wife moved him indescribably. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- Why, do you not know that Sydenham and I are become man and wife? 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- He had left his sleeping wife; and wanted, as Margaret saw, to be amused and interested by something that she was to tell him. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- In Middlemarch a wife could not long remain ignorant that the town held a bad opinion of her husband. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- What do you expect from your wife? 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- A wife, for example, had no control over her own property; she was in her husband's hands. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- She had sold it to become Sir Pitt Crawley's wife. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- As luck would have it, Raggles' house in Curzon Street was to let when Rawdon and his wife returned to London. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Better be happy old maids than unhappy wives, or unmaidenly girls, running about to find husbands, said Mrs. March decidedly. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- The English men of fashion in Paris courted her, too, to the disgust of the ladies their wives, who could not bear the parvenue. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I am sure we are constantly hearing, ma'am, till it becomes quite nauseous, concerning their wives and families,' said Bitzer. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Plenty of them have other wives. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- The Emperor of Morocco don't know how many wives he has, but thinks he has five hundred. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- I would be glad to talk about wives. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- Mother, you are better to me than ten wives yet. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Single men have, no doubt, a right to curse themselves as much as they please; but men with wives involve two in the doom they pray down. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- One of his wives was a Jewess, Safiyya, whom he had married on the evening of the battle in which her husband had been captured and executed. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Take this as a warning from men that are starving, and have starving wives and children to go home to when they have done this deed. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Men and women, husbands and wives, quarrel horribly, Shirley. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- King Henry VIII of England, he of the many wives, had a match-lock arquebus of this type dated 1537. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Quite a number of the American representatives brought their wives. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Yes, I think myself it is an encouragement to crime if such men are to be taken care of and waited on by good wives, said Mrs. Tom Toller. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- We have actually pretended that the work of extracting a living from nature could be done most successfully by short-sighted money-makers encouraged by their money-spending wives. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.