They seem less afraid of her hard power than they were of her soft, behind-the-scenes, wifely power.
He seems to have, at least if nothing else, a woman who flirts with him with a wifely confidence.
My dear one, there is an egotism of wifely sorrow that drives a man to sin.
He considered Bee for a moment in a wifely, packing attitude, then Dora.
With manly courtesy, proud Gates allowed Her wifely claim, and gave her all she asked.
It seemed almost a wifely touch, and she was angry with herself.
She made up for this wifely self-abnegation by frequenting the hen houses.
He had felt proud and happy then, happy that she was his, proud of her grace and wifely carriage.
But now, for the first time, she asked herself if he were not presuming upon her wifely submission.
A wifely call of "Adalbert" from above quieted the count's anxiety.