husbandly


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husbandly

(ˈhʌzbəndlɪ)
adj
relating to or befitting a husband
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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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References in classic literature ?
Clare came in, embraced his wife in true, orthodox, husbandly fashion, and then presented to her his cousin.
Boucher's laments focus on her husband's paternal and husbandly affection: "[H]e loved us a'....
The experiment was performed at the animal husbandly science and technology farm in Otog Front Banner, Inner Mongolia, China (latitude 38[degrees] 23'N, longitude 108[degrees] 07'E, altitude 1,378 m).
It is a serious treatment of "the rakish misuse of political power" that parallels "Antonio's misuse of his husbandly authority" (Todd and Hughes 2004, 89).
Rather than making husbandly love to his wife Tanya, he quakes with terror at having sexual intercourse, fearing that he could not (to use his words) "achieve an adequate response." He thus hopes that Dr.
A year off is a fair request, and husbandly intervention on your behalf is a fair alternative if he wants you there.
After Andronico rejects Bilora's husbandly rights (Scene 8, par.
Nabokov's choice of the word homunculus may strike one as archaic, but it echoes the opening pages of Tristram Shandy, in which an elaborate set of indirect allusions and convoluted hints combine into the story of the protagonist's conception: Walter Shandy performs two husbandly duties on the first Sunday of every month where he winds the household clock and has sex with his wife (Tristram Shandy 4 4-5).