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kept woman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kept woman an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Kept woman a concubine; a woman supported by a man as his paramour.
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Quotations

  • Clare Boothe Luce
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    “Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out.”

Usage

In literature:

An other part conuenientlie brought ouer her, to hide that bare which was womanly & meete to be kept secret.
"Hypnerotomachia" by Francesco Colonna
When I was a little girl a woman kept the shop.
"Suzanna Stirs the Fire" by Emily Calvin Blake
He soon made great friends with an old woman who kept a toy-shop there, where he spent his two pence.
"At the Back of the North Wind" by Elizabeth Lewis and George MacDonald
The old woman who kept his house was doubtless gossiping with some crony up at the castle.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
She went over to the old woman's cabin every day or two, and saw that she was kept warm and had what she needed.
"What Might Have Been Expected" by Frank R. Stockton
A weaker woman could have kept him back.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Involuntarily my mind kept on devising plans for making that woman speak or turn her face toward me.
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
Worth has given distinction to more than one woman by recognising her possibilities, if kept to white, black, greys and mauves.
"Woman as Decoration" by Emily Burbank
Mine was kept by a woman.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
We have forgotten that she was a woman and not a statue, and have kept her posing two hours without a repose.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878." by Various
A little woman; I never saw her face, as she always kept her veil down.
"The Silent House" by Fergus Hume
You're the only woman among us, and you've got to be kept up.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Since then, and to please this woman, he had grown a beard which he kept short and trimmed to a point, naval fashion.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
His wife rushed forward, but was kept away, as the touch or breath of a woman is considered to pollute a sacrifice.
"Pioneers and Founders or, Recent Workers in the Mission field" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
It's too bad, for I've had my eye on the young woman all winter, and she's kept perfectly straight.
"The Making of Mary" by Jean Forsyth
She said they had a big room where they was and a old woman kept them.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
She was a woman, and, dark as it was, she kept the disfigured cheek turned from him.
"The Long Night" by Stanley Weyman
And yet he was conquered by a woman; the fairy Vivien enchanted the enchanter and kept him in a hawthorn bush under a spell.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
Are you asking for some kept woman?
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
The man or woman who 'wants it all' usually gets the dressing-case the 'all' was kept in.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
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In poetry:

—How many a year
Have you kept pace with me,
Wan Woman of the waste up there,
Behind a hedge, or the bare
Bough of a tree!
"At Moonrise And Onwards" by Thomas Hardy
Before this new Pandora's gift
In slavery woman's tyrant kept her,
But now he kneels her glove to lift,--
The fan is mightier than the sceptre.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And Pride and Fashion felt her strong appeal,
And priest and ruler marvelled as they saw
How hand in hand went wisdom with her zeal,
And woman's pity kept the bounds of law.
"The Two Elizabeths" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And the just man trailed God's shining agent,
over a black mountain, in his giant track,
while a restless voice kept harrying his woman:
"It's not too late, you can still look back
"Lot's Wife" by Anna Akhmatova
They entered, and forthwith entranced,
Her body braced, her members danced;
Surprisingly the woman leapt;
And countenance composed she kept:
As gossip neighbours in the lane
Declared, who saw and pitied Jane.
"Jump-To-Glory Jane" by George Meredith
She had sent away her maidens--their weeping vexed her ears--
Their pallid faces filled her with impatient pitying scorn;--
But she kept one time-worn woman, who long had outgrown fears,
The old brown nurse who held her son the day that he was born.
"In Egypt" by Virna Sheard

In news:

The Lewisburg man whose throat was cut during a robbery early this month is "recuperating well," according to a woman who kept pressure on the wound until an ambulance crew arrived.
Russian authorities say a woman with five children kept her husband's body in their apartment for almost three years after his death.
R ussian authorities say a woman with five children kept her husband's body in their apartment for almost three years after his death.
MOSCOW — Russian authorities say a woman with five children kept her husband's body in their apartment for almost three years after his death.
In Tuesday's primary election, Massachusetts Democrats chose as their Senate nominee a woman who kept a clearly innocent man in prison in order to advance her political career.
A woman kept a week's diary of her kvetching and was surprised to see how frequently it occurred.
A well-kept northwestern North Dakota home teemed with FBI investigators Monday as they tried to piece together evidence in the grisly weekend shooting deaths of a woman and three of her grandchildren.
The woman who kept the books for admitted Ponzi schemer Doug.
A woman accused of driving drunk when she hit a pedestrian and who allegedly kept going for more than two miles while he was stuck to her car is a substance abuse counselor, officials said today.
WASHINGTON—For nearly six years, a senior Secret Service agent kept his extramarital affair with a Mexican woman a secret from the agency responsible for protecting the president.
WASHINGTON — For nearly six years, a senior Secret Service agent kept his extramarital affair with a Mexican woman a secret from the agency responsible for protecting the president.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly six years, a senior Secret Service agent kept his extramarital affair with a Mexican woman a secret from the agency responsible for protecting the president.
The woman kept driving but eventually stopped.
It has been more than a year since Amanda Knox was cleared of murder charges in an Italian court, and the Seattle woman has kept largely silent since then, working on a book about her ordeal.
A Millbury woman hit it big in this year's Massachusetts Lottery $10 million New Year's Day raffle, and she kept it under wraps.
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