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The girls I know are taught painstakingly how to get a husband, but nothing of how to be a wife.

The husband in my case was to be an inconvenience, but doubtless an amusing one.

Mr. Bines is my husband, Mtterchen, and we're leaving for the West in the morning.

"I ordered the sun turned on at just this point," replied her husband, with a large air.

Mrs. Morgan gave Robert a reception as warm as her husband had done.

Her mind is set on taking it down, yet she will not peril her husband.

The daughter of Pharaoh saw the youth and desired him for her husband.

"I hope she will love her husband," said Kate, rather seriously.

This man who calls himself my husband is no worse, I suppose, than other men.

Now, she wouldn't have her husband know she is here for the world.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English husbonda "male head of a household," probably from Old Norse husbondi "master of the house," from hus "house" (see house (n.)) + bondi "householder, dweller, freeholder, peasant," from buandi, present participle of bua "to dwell" (see bower). Beginning late 13c., replaced Old English wer as "married man," companion of wif, a sad loss for English poetry. Slang shortening hubby first attested 1680s.

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