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conjugal

of the marriage relationship. It is also becoming common to use the term to describe a longterm relationship between individuals who are not married.
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Perceived levels of control and competency also influence the distress related to bereavement and mediate the course of healing among the conjugally grieved (Allen & Hayslip, 2000; Lowenstein & Rosen, 1995).
In her journal record of their seeing the striking Highland gift at Inversneyde, Dorothy Wordsworth emphasizes her sheer physical beauty, but William Wordsworth's poem to the girl emphasizes instead more spiritual qualities: her "benignity," "perfect innocence," appearance of "human kindness," and "grace." (18) After briefly and ambiguously fantasizing about the potential joy of living "beside" the girl (perhaps conjugally?)--himself "a Shepherd," the girl "a Shepherdess" (50-52)--Wordsworth then deliberately redirects the poem towards images of Fraternal and paternal relationships, which are seen as somehow more significant and enduring: ...
Connolly's later years were marked by increasing health problems, comparing himself to an old car, every part of which was worn out and needed replacement: "My own rude health is at last deserting me." He continued to lunch, gossip, and "potter conjugally about the shops in Lewes and Eastbourne."
Signare (from the Portuguese senhora meaning lady): "An unmarried mulatress, living conjugally with a European."
It was indispensable that she should at once be brought under prudent subjection; and made to know, once for all, that though conjugally a rebel, she must be nautically submissive" (pp.
Lest the state of premarital arousal prove unsustainable, Miss Skiffins eventually removes her green gloves (still fully cognizant of their utility as signifiers) as a means of marking a new order of conjugally sanctioned eroticism.