concubine


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Synonyms for concubine

Synonyms for concubine

a woman who cohabits with an important man

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As far as the Bible is concerned, the number of wives or concubines that one has does not matter and is not a standard of holiness,' he says.
But if he mentions concubines and harems to young people, he may find vocabulary and attitudes have moved on.
These men rape and abuse the poor concubine all night long.
In the books leading up to her Oriental sojourn, Callirhoe voices her apprehension at being forced to live as a concubine in the house of some great Persian nobleman.
Using Chinese Fifth Generation director Chen Kaige's film Farewell My Concubine as a case study, I intend to investigate the ways in which national films are conceived as successful "transnational cinemas.
In the plague year 1577, Andrea decided to marry, and chose for his wife not his concubine but rather Cattarina di Gratiani, a woman of some means from the nearby village of Vascon.
4:15, moreover, is time for concubine to administer olive oil bath, up
It also boasts two of Asia's biggest stars, Hong Kong's Chow Yun-Fat (``Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon''; the upcoming ``Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'') and China's top actress, Gong Li (``Raise the Red Lantern,'' ``Farewell, My Concubine,'' ``Miami Vice''), as an emperor and empress whose domestic warfare with one another threatens the fate of the entire kingdom.
But Ponti was charged with bigamy and Loren with being a concubine.
Wu Zhao's decision to have two enemies tortured and killed is another example: she tells of her determined rise to power, her humiliation at the hands of a former empress and concubine, and her need to teach these enemies a lesson, but presenting such a complex personal and political history in a few pages reduces it to a recitation of facts, and we are not engaged in either her decision or the consequences.
Dance people who occasionally take time out for a movie may recall Raise the Red Lantern, Zhang Yimou's heartrendingly beautiful 1991 film about a concubine in China of the 1920s.
Hosea finally has to reclaim her from being a slave concubine of another man.
In the same book, author Anthony Jansen eloquently explains what he considers to be the relationships between her "Monument Drawings" and several of her poems, including two sonnets and the verse "The Well of the Concubine Pearl.
A traves del discurso operatico se han analizado cuestiones de identidad sexual y etnica en la pelicula Farewell My Concubine, basada en la novela del mismo nombre por Lillian Lee, y candidata al Oscar por mejor pelicula extranjera en 1992, y en la obra de teatro M.
Now this is scary: In her dying moments, the elderly Lady Abe (in photo, left, with her creator Ping Chong) clamps her gnarled hands on the breasts of the concubine favored by her husband, Lord Abe (right)--and there her hands remain, even after a surgeon removes the rest of the wife's inert body.