concubine


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concubine

(in polygamous societies) a secondary wife, usually of lower social rank
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The Bible people were polygamous and everyone had a husband,' he says, adding that widows were allowed to become concubines.
Right: SCENIC ROUTE Concubine enjoys a stellar run past the Organ Pipes.
What the Bible teaches is that marriage is one man and as many women as he can persuade or purchase or coerce to become his wives or his concubines.
The Senedd's new Ukip leader Neil Hamilton was jeered during plenary when he turned on Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and Lib Dem AM Kirsty Williams exclaiming "These two ladies have made themselves political concubines in Carwyn's harem.
In Judges, the protagonists in the concubine of Gibeah story also believe that they are acting righteously, whereas their behavior is in fact sinful.
Cixi was the concubine of Emperor Xianfeng (1861-1861) and bore him a son who became Emperor Tongzhi (1862-1875).
The King's chief eunuch, Artaxates, persuades Artaxerxes to keep Callirhoe as a concubine within the confines of the royal palace (6.
Scholz makes a persuasive argument that die texts she examines are indeed texts about rape: Dinah, Tamar, Hagar, Jacobs concubines, the Levite concubine in Judges 19, Bathsheba, and others.
In this study, I aim to examine the discourse within which Chinese "culture" and Chinese "identity" is regularly situated in transnational Chinese cinema, focusing specifically on the discursive formation of "Chineseness" in Chen Kaige's Farewel My Concubine.
Upon his death in 649, Wu Zhao used her wiles to become a concubine and later wife of the new Emperor Gaozong, rear his children, and eventually become the sole ruler following Gaozong's demise.
Marta is taken as a concubine by a Turk, escapes with the help of his wife back to an orphanage for Armenian children run by kindly Germans, gives birth, and struggles to survive until the war is over.
As the drink flows, so the characters, ranging from the concubine of a 13th century Japanese Emperor to Pope Joan, reveal the pain of their sacrifices.