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Josephine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJosephineJo‧se‧phine /ˈdʒəʊzəfiːn/ 🔊 🔊 (1763–1814) the empress of France from 1804 to 1809. She married Napoleon in 1796, but he got a divorce in 1809 because they had not produced any children together. According to an old story, Napoleon once said ‘Not tonight, Josephine’ when he refused to have sex with her, and now this phrase is sometimes used in a humorous way.
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