I went to the Protestant Cemetery on the penultimate day of my honeymoon, accompanied by my new husband.
Prince William and Kate Middleton got a heads up about the raid and thus postponed their honeymoon.
A cringeworthy missive Max sends Andy a few days after their wedding officially ends any honeymoon phase for the reader.
In the interview with W, Holmes vowed she and Cruise would “always be in the honeymoon phase.”
While a honeymoon period has never really existed, opening days are becoming even more contentious for new presidents.
The man who takes his bride to Paris for the honeymoon does not really love her.
The honeymoon will be spent at the town-house of the groom, in York Terrace.
Which European drama requires most doors for its honeymoon farces?
Sir W.: Then the honeymoon is not so great a success, after all?
Then the young couple planned to go immediately to Athens without the formality of a honeymoon.
1540s, hony moone, but probably much older, "indefinite period of tenderness and pleasure experienced by a newly wed couple," from honey (n.) in reference to the new marriage's sweetness, and moon (n.) in reference to how long it would probably last, or from the changing aspect of the moon: no sooner full than it begins to wane. French has cognate lune de miel, but German version is flitterwochen (plural), from flitter "tinsel" + wochen "week." In figurative use from 1570s. Specific sense of "post-wedding holiday" attested from c.1800; as a verb in this sense from 1821. Related: Honeymooned; honeymooning.
An early stage in a project or activity before there are problems and disagreements: honeymoon is over when the new employee has his bearings