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wife:

see husband and wifehusband and wife,
the legal aspects of the married state (for the sociological aspects, see marriage). The Marriage Contract

Marriage is a contractual relationship between a man and a woman that vests the parties with a new legal status.
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wife

a man's partner in marriage; a married woman
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When the fisherman went home to his wife in the pigsty, he told her how he had caught a great fish, and how it had told him it was an enchanted prince, and how, on hearing it speak, he had let it go again.
But of this I am certain: married or single, George Germaine will give you and your wife a hearty welcome to England, for my sake.
And noticing a gleam of light peeping in beside one of the serge curtains, he cheerfully dropped his feet over the edge of the sofa, and felt about with them for his slippers, a present on his last birthday, worked for him by his wife on gold-colored morocco.
The poor miller was much horrified by these tidings, and went in to his wife with a heavy heart to tell her and his relations of the fatal bargain he had just struck with the nixy.
Sir, you have set me about a work that has struck a dart though my very soul; I have been talking about God and religion to my wife, in order, as you directed me, to make a Christian of her, and she has preached such a sermon to me as I shall never forget while I live.
He guessed that the lady of the black hood was the procurator's wife of the Rue aux Ours, which was the more probable from the church of St.
Bullfrog," said my wife, coolly taking the basket from my hands and replacing it on the front seat.
Following this letter one of the Masonic Brothers whom Pierre respected less than the others forced his way in to see him and, turning the conversation upon Pierre's matrimonial affairs, by way of fraternal advice expressed the opinion that his severity to his wife was wrong and that he was neglecting one of the first rules of Freemasonry by not forgiving the penitent.
To say that such a wife as this could be first cruelly neglected, and then barbarously murdered, by the man--no
Noel Vanstone to keep himself and his wife in hiding are reasons which relate entirely to myself.
My wife, who was present, scoffed at my compassion, which made her malice of no avail.
The pattering of the rain had long ago announced nightfall; and I was sitting in the company of my wife, musing on the events of the past and the prospects of the coming year, the coming century, the coming Millennium.