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Synonyms for uxorial

befitting or characteristic of a wife

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While it seems self-evident that a young bride named Faustina might be given a cameo and a coin depicting her namesake, in Lotto's matrimonial portrait they also serve as a pointed reminder of the need for harmonious concord when fulfilling uxorial duties.
Nonetheless, the two develop a mutually beneficial uxorial relationship, exchanging insults and confidences as they pass the wee hours together and providing the equally powerhouse actors Pacino and Wright with some of their finest moments.
To be sure, the women's auxiliaries articulated an uxorial identity for their members and stressed the importance of well-managed homes with competent wives at the helm, elements that could be taken as "bourgeois.
Hence, in contrast to the Cartesian cogito, which is aware first and foremost that it thinks (I think therefore I am), Hamlet emphasizes awareness of how he thinks, as when (a) halting his rememoration of his mother's uxorial devotion prior to his father's death ("Let me not think on't" [1.
For a full rehearsal of Sterne's uxorial trials, see Cash, Early Years 83-86, 133-36; Later Years 152-75, 182-83.
The two Amelias constitute, as it were, an irruption of discourse about uxorial distress, particularly the trials of the wife in the married state.
Intriguing up to a point for its peek into a little-examined piece of American military life -- specifically, troops stationed in 1989 Germany with little to do -- pic turns sour with its relentless and ultimately cynical view of uxorial and strife-ridden relationships among soldiers.
Pregnant, marked with the prints of sexual intercourse, Juliet's excessive body is, appropriately, read cumulatively: male judgments of what her belly reveals--sexual appetite, uxorial docility, ethical and theological shame, legal infraction--amass charges of culpable agency and carnal passivity.
Perhaps most popularly known as the only wife who managed to survive the uxorial Henry VIII, Parr has most often been depicted as the pious widow who was chosen to nurse the king through his final years.
In a climate where even mentioning the uxorial advantage comes off as piggish, demanding strictures on wives' abilities to influence-peddle will surely harrow a few politically correct politicians.