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The door opened at last, and Paterfamilias entered with Materfamilias (whose headache was better), and followed by the candles.
Its chief importance is the prominence given to the materfamilias.
Materfamilias complacently remarks on the manifest superiority of the article they have purchased, to "that red rubbish."
And I, being vain (turn some people out of a room and you don't humble them properly), retort with—'materfamilias!'
Beyond doubt the position of the Roman materfamilias was a much more dignified one than that of the Greek wife.
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She, as an old materfamilias, knew that people were not born in bust shape; then why should they be thus represented?
Materfamilias: "Where have you been all the morning, girls?"
Materfamilias (just arrived at Shrimpville—the children had been down a month before).
"The first time we ever travelled second-class in our lives," murmured Materfamilias.
In the first case, the wife became a materfamilias while in the second she was simply an uxor.
THE HISTORICAL CHILDOSCAR CHRISMAN

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