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connubial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj connubial of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband "connubial bliss","conjugal visits"
    • adv connubial in a conjugal manner
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Connubial Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial. "Nor Eve the rites
      Mysterious of connubial love refused."
      "Kind, connubial tenderness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • connubial Pertaining to marriage; nuptial; springing from or proper to the married state; matrimonial; conjugal.
    • connubial Synonyms Conjugal, Hymeneal, etc. See matrimonial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Connubial kon-ū′bi-al pertaining to marriage or to the marriage state: nuptial
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. connubialis, fr. connubium, marriage; con-, + nubere, to veil, to marry. See Nupital
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. con, and nubĕre, to marry. See Nuptial.

Usage

In literature:

Another salient cause of connubial rectitude is lack of means.
"Damn!" by Henry Louis Mencken
So Lovell's destined wife was brought home to him in the morning, and in the afternoon of that same day the connubial knot was tied.
"Cape Cod Folks" by Sarah P. McLean Greene
This was a happy presage of future connubial felicity!
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
Thou whose light makes sure long-pledged connubial promise Plighted erewhile by men and erstwhile plighted by parents.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
I chuckled immensely over the idea of the relict of the gin distiller settling down like a wet blanket on the connubial couch of the curate!
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
Connubial and parental love?
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Stephen Cullen Carpenter
Its primary function is connubial love.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Of these the Coogans, who live in Center and whose connubial infelicities are proverbial, are an example.
"Tutors' Lane" by Wilmarth Lewis
In China he plays a pleasing part in connubial affairs.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
I believe, accordingly, that the godly parents indulged their grief, and abstained from connubial intercourse.
"Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Next in importance to the connubial is the convivial legislation of caste.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
The birds choose their mates; it is the season of connubial joys.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
It is as if they had said to themselves, 'When at a loss, revile the connubial condition.
"By-ways in Book-land" by William Davenport Adams
But no such happy marriage could now teach the admiring multitude what connubial felicity really was.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
A veil must be dropped upon the connubial interview which then and there took place.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 94, August, 1865" by Various
Nothing was lacking to make the picture of connubial felicity complete.
"By Right of Conquest" by Arthur Hornblow
He also appreciated the value of the institution he had honored and the joys of connubial felicity.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Connubial fidelity was sacredly maintained.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. II (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
Can you match these instances of connubial tenderness and confidence in the frigid annals of fashion?
"Blue-Stocking Hall, (Vol 1 of 3)" by William Pitt Scargill
Mr. Farrington took up his abode in Chicago, and soon after Fanny was connubially advertised in the columns of the Boston Daily Bee.
"The Life and Beauties of Fanny Fern" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

For late connubial Fondness hung
Mute o'er the couch where Pollio lay;
Love, Hope, and Sorrow, fixed her tongue,
Thro' sable night till morning grey.
"Lines To Health" by Sir John Carr
They paint two hearts as one,
Who know no other sun
But the light from violet eyes
In their connubial skies
Of a love that ends with breath,
True ever until death.
"Charmion's Lament" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
Their peaceful life is all content and ease,
They with delight each other strive to please;
Each other's charms, they only can admire,
Whose bosoms burn with pure connubial fire.
"On The Consequences Of Happy Marriages" by George Moses Horton

In news:

During the spring, many magazines are full of connubial advice.
Weather be damned, the two of them were out there, trimming and raking, working together, working apart, in some kind of connubial wonderland.
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