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matrimony

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Family
matrimonymat‧ri‧mo‧ny /ˈmætrəməni $ -moʊni/ noun [uncountable]  formalSSFMARRY the state of being married syn marriage They were joined together in holy matrimony.matrimonial /ˌmætrəˈməʊniəl $ -ˈmoʊ-/ adjective
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matrimonyAnyway, matrimony carried an added bonus: travel benefits.His Aunt Deborah was fun, too: her attempts and failures at matrimony were a long-running serial story, presented comically.As for matrimony, Negro marriages were seldom allowed under Southern slavery, and Unmarried motherhood was the imposed and accepted code.a couple bound in the state of holy matrimonyAt its strongest, sexuality within holy matrimony was only justified as a necessary part of reproduction.But of course, you aren't out to trap me into matrimony, so it is easier for you to be frank.Your father sloughed off the coils of matrimony soon enough and replaced them with the coils of conspiracy.the institution of matrimonyFifteen years after the broken engagement, her attraction to Eddie was muddled neither by youth nor by the threat of matrimony.So much that you would continue on with your matrimony just for their sake.holy matrimonyAt its strongest, sexuality within holy matrimony was only justified as a necessary part of reproduction.
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