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If I had a daughter I would bring her up with an eye fixed entirely on a husbandless future.

"Well, here are four husbandless women," she retorted gayly.

Will it increase the happiness of the infinite for me to remain homeless and husbandless?

The State will have to become the protector of the husbandless mothers and the fatherless children.

It was an awkward situation, this being shut up alone in a husbandless woman's house with an unknown intruder.

So she was imprisoned in the pond, husbandless, scarcely escaping with her life.

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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