Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BETTER HALVES

The men look on idly and let their better halves fight it out.

They are usually represented as the female counterparts or better halves of male deities, but some are self-sufficient.

Officers' better halves are hardly likely to approve of this retrenchment in officers' quarters.

Such a spirit has brought helpful, productive “better halves” to the humble place they now occupy in the eyes of our people.

The males have also assumed female attire, though their better halves have not returned the compliment.

Therefore they all appeared in strength, having represented it as a high duty, whatever their better halves might think.

We were all alike disturbed and miserable at the unaccountable absence of our better halves.