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wifehood

[wahyf-hoo d] /ˈwaɪf hʊd/
noun
1.
the state of being a wife.
2.
wifely character or quality; wifeliness.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English wifhood, Old English wīfhād. See wife, -hood
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Examples for wifehood
  • Nineteenth-century wifehood and motherhood were not compatible with work for the cause.
  • It puts the whole organism concerned in wifehood and motherhood into perfect condition.
  • It prepares for happy, healthy wifehood and capable, almost painless motherhood.

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