husbandly


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husbandly

(ˈhʌzbəndlɪ)
adj
relating to or befitting a husband
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.husbandly - befitting or characteristic of a husband
uxorial, wifelike, wifely - befitting or characteristic of a wife
2.husbandly - related to or suited to a husband; "assumed husbandly duties like mowing the lawn"
domestic - of or involving the home or family; "domestic worries"; "domestic happiness"; "they share the domestic chores"; "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"; "an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste"
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Clare came in, embraced his wife in true, orthodox, husbandly fashion, and then presented to her his cousin.
Anne suffers not from an excess of husbandly devotion, the kind that results in gifts every Valentine's Day of outsized teddy bears, but from sternutation, an ostentatious word for sneezing.
A plethora of colonial laws such as the Land Apportionment Act (1931), the Land Husbandly Act (1951), and the Land Tenure Act (1969) were enacted to deepen colonial economic grip on land and agriculture as well as extend white cultural and political influence on black people.
They put to rest the dominant image of absolute sexual celibacy and husbandly devotion to overseas wives.
Not surprisingly, he was not free of other medical problems that were not helping him perform his husbandly duties: fatigue, anxiety, musculoskeletal pains, and migraines, in addition to craving sweets, alcohol and chocolate.
Sounds like you're not taking care of your husbandly duties.
It turns out that Wakefield's husbandly manner and bearing, his pseudo-Byronic loose and rambling modes, are hardly worth dwelling upon.
was the wife of his commissary officer who apparently turned a blind eye on the affair--not very husbandly, but no doubt good career planning
But, when on one of his trips home, he could not perform his husbandly duties; Simonia was beside herself.
Juno is not deceived by this ruse, and she demands that Jupiter hand over the attractive beast to her as a token of his husbandly affection.
It seems his husbandly duties to Basma leave him little time for other projects,
Nevertheless, Petruchio refuses to conform to the generic conventions of husbandly behavior, and instead of beating or raping his wife, he lectures her, performing his duty as a humanist educator.