cuckoldom


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cuckoldom

(ˈkʌkəldəm)
n
the state of being a cuckold
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.cuckoldom - the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock, union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
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She claims the dance symbolizes the forgetting of one's cuckoldom, an act of oblivion echoing the political one, as a triumph for the cuckolds, not for Horner: "The triumph of the cuckolds marks a new phase in English history: embracing one's inner cuckold celebrates--albeit in overtly cynical ways--a nation recovering from a leveling rebellion that it must, with the help of repeated performances of The Country Wife, Marriage a la Mode, and other sex comedies, remember to forget." (4) The dance here becomes an ideal, though an "overtly cynical" one.
Another mountebank has an "incomparable spagyrick tincture of the moon's horns which is the only infallible antidote against the contagion of cuckoldom" (16).
Slop's sordid pun on the "curtins and horn-works" that Uncle Toby innocently mistakes as referring to his favorite hobby of military fortification, but which the doctor intends to mean "bed-curtains" and "the horn works of cuckoldom" (89-90).