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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"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.
She is a poor but honest woman. She is also patriotic.
"I'll show these rogues that I'm an honest woman," said my mother.
"I think you're the most honest woman I ever met!" he exclaimed.
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.
One thing ar' a fact, Ishmael; I like no fellow-travellers who can give a heavy feel to an honest woman's tongue, I--and that without caring whether her household is in order, or out of order."
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. Your faithful servant,
"Well, that is a right which every honest woman has," said Montalais, in an affected tone.