Really I like him extremely; is there not also a matrimonial
engagement contemplated for him?
He was now in the meridian of life; his matrimonial
affections, never violent, were sobered into a calm, habitual sentiment; of all husbands, he was likely to be the most constant, because a certain sluggishness would keep his heart at rest, wherever it might be placed.
The two brides and the doctor's wife held a whispered discussion, which, by their frequent titterings and a blush or two, seemed to have reference to the trials or enjoyments of the matrimonial
As nothing stands in the way of a separation, the matrimonial
yoke sits easily and lightly, and a Typee wife lives on very pleasant and sociable terms with her husband.
The Chinooks, though not a very refined nation, have notions of matrimonial
arrangements that would not disgrace the most refined sticklers for settlements and pin-money.
There being no other passengers, we were as much alone and as free to give vent to our raptures as if I had hired a hack for the matrimonial
To impute such a design to Lady Susan would be taking from her every claim to that excellent understanding which her bitterest enemies have never denied her; and equally low must sink my pretensions to common sense if I am suspected of matrimonial
views in my behaviour to her.
Lady Arabella, who alone could have guessed, was now so absorbed in her matrimonial
pursuit of Edgar Caswall, that she had neither time nor inclination for thought extraneous to this.
Being mentally older than her mother she did not regard Mrs Durbeyfield's matrimonial
hopes for her in a serious aspect for a moment.
For some years back, in fact, since Miss Elsa came out, we have had a matrimonial
sweepstake in the servants' hall at each house-party.
In the morning he had a spin in the ice-boat with his hostess and a few of the hardier guests; in the afternoon he "went over the farm" with Reggie, and listened, in the elaborately appointed stables, to long and impressive disquisitions on the horse; after tea he talked in a corner of the firelit hall with a young lady who had professed herself broken-hearted when his engagement was announced, but was now eager to tell him of her own matrimonial
hopes; and finally, about midnight, he assisted in putting a gold-fish in one visitor's bed, dressed up a burglar in the bath-room of a nervous aunt, and saw in the small hours by joining in a pillow-fight that ranged from the nurseries to the basement.
Following this letter one of the Masonic Brothers whom Pierre respected less than the others forced his way in to see him and, turning the conversation upon Pierre's matrimonial
affairs, by way of fraternal advice expressed the opinion that his severity to his wife was wrong and that he was neglecting one of the first rules of Freemasonry by not forgiving the penitent.
I wished to know if she was unhappy; but I felt it was not my province to inquire: I might endeavour to win her confidence; but, if she chose to conceal her matrimonial
cares from me, I would trouble her with no obtrusive questions.
I am not interested in this young man's future or in his matrimonial
defines the matrimonial
situation with precision, point and poignancy.