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foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife

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Uxoriousness may be a luxurious disease from which we suffer in delight.
37) Hirst sees The Kings Cabinet Opened as an important challenge to assumptions that privacy and affectivity were pioneered by the middling classes (and separate from affairs of state): he stresses the language of sex, seduction, and uxoriousness.
Deng's own accounts of Dinka cosmology and of his father's uxoriousness, although clearly an extreme case, suggest a large gulf between central aspects of Dinka tradition and the norms and standards embodied in such instruments as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Similarly, Pruitt's focus on the passage where Raphael rebukes Adam's uxoriousness leads her to neglect the reciprocal character of relations between Raphael and Eve early in the angelic visit.
Ironically for such a model of uxoriousness, while La Trobe was absent on his travels in 1848, she suffered a fall while out in the jaunting car and the family dated her subsequent gradual decline which ended in her death in 1854 from that accident.
22) It is not fitting for a knight to be reduced to a state of uxoriousness, like Erec when he first marries Enide (Erec, lines 2430-611), or abject servitude, like Lancelot at the tournament of Noauz (Charrete, lines 5339-6056) when he obeys the Queen's command to do his worst (`au noauz', Charrete, lines 5645, 5654, 5842, and 5853).
Gore sincerely loves his wife that a self-congratulatory display of his uxoriousness is so deplorable.
A leftist hero in the tradition of Williams's earlier Canary Jim (Nightingales) or Dick Miles (Spring Storm), Murphy fights conformity and leads a revolt against anything that would enshackle the human spirit: bureaucratic paperwork, bovine art, uxoriousness (his wife Alma leaves him).
The circumstances under which this bizarre feat is accomplished are quite different in the two stories, and indicate that at some point the tale's development split into two branches, one in which the lover's success is predicated on the husband's naire susceptibility to a confidence trick involving ocular illusion, and the other on his blindness and gullible uxoriousness.
And qualification number four is loving his wife--unlike, he forbore to add, certain nameless persons about whom there may be some doubt on the score of their seemly uxoriousness.