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Tuesday, June 27, 2000


\uk-SOR-ee-us; ug-ZOR-\ , adjective;
Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.
It is batty to suppose that the most uxorious of husbands will stop his wife's excessive shopping if an excessive shopper she has always been.
-- Angela Huth, "All you need is love", Daily Telegraph, April 24, 1998
Flagler seems to have been an uxorious, domestic man, who liked the comfort and companionship of a wife at his side.
-- Michael Browning, "Whitehall at 100", Palm Beach Post, February 22, 2002
Fuller is as uxorious a poet as they come: hiatuses in the couple's mutual understanding are overcome with such rapidity as to be hardly worth mentioning in the first place ("How easy, this ability / To lose whatever we possess / By ceasing to believe that we / Deserve such brilliant success").
-- David Wheatley, "Round and round we go", The Guardian, October 5, 2002
Uxorious is from Latin uxorius, from uxor, wife.
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