honest woman


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Noun1.honest woman - a wife who has married a man with whom she has been living for some time (especially if she is pregnant at the time); "he made an honest woman of her"
married woman, wife - a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
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I was made an honest woman then; and if you was to be made an honest woman, I should not be angry; but you must have to doing with a gentleman, you nasty slut; you will have a bastard, hussy, you will; and that I defy any one to say of me.
An honest man and an honest woman may be insulted, but to tell a thief he's a thief is simply la constatation d'un fait.
I was frighted out of my wits almost, and knew not what to do, for I was, as it were, turned out of doors to the wide world, and that which was still worse, the old honest woman had two-and- twenty shillings of mine in her hand, which was all the estate the little gentlewoman had in the world; and when I asked the daughter for it, she huffed me and laughed at me, and told me she had nothing to do with it.
I'll show these rogues that I'm an honest woman," said my mother.
It is for you to decide, when you know all, whether I am a fit person for an honest woman to associate with or not.
The nurse, as an honest woman, was bound to tell him the truth.
for honest hope, madam, for I am an honest man and I believed you to be an honest woman, when your only intention was to deceive me
It might be all in the way of the Sergeant's business to mystify an honest woman by wrapping her round in a network of lies but it was my duty to have remembered, as a good Protestant, that the father of lies is the Devil--and that mischief and the Devil are never far apart.
On the word of an honest woman, three and sixpence, Mr.
I make this engagement without reserves of any kind; and I promise to abide by it -- if my proofs fail -- on the faith of a good Catholic, and the word of an honest woman.
Well, that is a right which every honest woman has," said Montalais, in an affected tone.
I take you as a good, honest woman, Nastasia Philipovna--not as Rogojin's mistress.