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synonyms for concubines

  • purdah
  • seraglio
  • serail
  • serai
  • zenana
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How to use concubines in a sentence

They marry many women, and maintain at the same time a great number of concubines, with a view to a numerous offspring.
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
We will have their wives and daughters for concubines, and sell their children in the market with horses and pigs.
THE DUTY OF DISOBEDIENCE TO THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACTLYDIA MARIA CHILD
This monarch had a great many wives and concubines—more than two thousand, if we may believe Ixtlilxochitl, his descendant.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
He died in 1472, leaving over a hundred children by his concubines, but only one legitimate son.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
He was born of Hagar, who was a concubine; and they still indulge themselves in the use of mercenary wives and concubines.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
He had taken as one of his concubines the daughter of the conquered monarch of Quito and by her had a son named Atahualpa.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
Each one keeps as many concubines as he can afford, the size of his harem being limited only by his means.
STANLEY'S ADVENTURES IN THE WILDS OF AFRICAJOEL TYLER HEADLEY AND WILLIAM FLETCHER JOHNSON
The same judgment was passed upon those who lived with wives or concubines.
THE MAKERS OF MODERN ROMEMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
The Federal officers induced Felippe to leave home, that they might rob him of his concubines and fourteen children.
PETALS PLUCKED FROM SUNNY CLIMESSYLVIA SUNSHINE
“And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart” (xi, 3).
THE BIBLEJOHN E. REMSBURG
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONCUBINES

  • concubines
  • purdah
  • seraglio
  • serai
  • serail
  • zenana
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