dowerless


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Related to dowerless: Parapherna, Dowable, marriage portion
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Adj.1.dowerless - lacking a dowry
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
unendowed - not equipped or provided; "unendowed with genius"- J.L.Lowes
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But if you were free to-day, to-morrow, yesterday, can even I believe that you would choose a dowerless girl -- you who, in your very confidence with her, weigh everything by Gain: or, choosing her, if for a moment you were false enough to your one guiding principle to do so, do I not know that your repentance and regret would surely follow.
About forty years of age, a man of the purest morals, entirely given up to his art, he had married from inclination the dowerless daughter of a general.
Dolokhov was a suitable and in some respects a brilliant match for the dowerless, orphan girl.
But even though my twelve-year-old self had some sense of the bleak prospects for dowerless twenty-seven-year-old women, I sympathized deeply with Elizabeth's sense of betrayal: Elizabeth discovers that she has "mistaken [the] character" (285), to use a phrase from later in the text, not of some new acquaintance (like Wickham), but of her long-time, best friend.