For the most obdurate opponent of mothers-in-law could not think—could he, John?
How on earth was I to know that mothers-in-law were like this?
Mothers-in-law and stepmothers are not within the rules of consanguinity.
Stepmothers, like mothers-in-law, get more abuse than they deserve.
Why is it, do you suppose, that young wives always dislike their mothers-in-law?
Women hate to be told they are sensible by any one but their mothers-in-law.
No, you think it is better to have mothers-in-law in some one else's house!
Those of my audience who have mothers-in-law will appreciate the advantage of two hundred wives.
Here I've gone and married my wife's brother to his sister, and the fathers and mothers are all fathers-in-law and mothers-in-law.
I ventured to pity my less fortunate neighbors, bound hand and foot to the slavery of mothers-in-law.