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wife [ waif] n.妻子

wife [waif] n. 妻子

双职工 man and wife both at work; working couple

workaholic 工作狂
A: My wife has been very upset about my bad habit of staying late at work.
A: 我太太对我喜欢晚下班的坏习惯很不开心。
B: I've been there. My husband used to be a workaholic until I gave him an ultimatum. His work addiction almost ruined our relationship.
B: 我是过来人。我先生以前一直是个工作狂, 直到我向他下了最后通牒。他的沉迷于工作基乎毁了我们的感情。
- 对于「沉迷于酒」的人我们叫他"an alcoholic", 对于放不下工作的人呢,
美语就叫"a workaholic"「工作狂」, "ultimatum"是「最后通牒」的意思。
"I've been there."(原意:我到过那里)在口语里有「我是过来人」的意思。

On the occasion of the New Year, may my wife and I extend to you and yours
our warmest greetings, wishing you a happy New Year, your career greater
success and your family happiness.
在此新年之际,我同夫人向你及你的家人致以节日的问候,并祝你们新年快乐、事业有
成、家庭幸福。

you look great today.(你今天看上去很棒。)【每天都可以用!】
you did a good job. (你干得非常好。)【国际最通用的表扬!】
we're so proud of you.(我们十分为你骄傲。)【最高级的表扬!】
i'm very pleased with your work.(我对你的工作非常满意。)【正式、真诚的赞扬!】
this is really a nice place.(这真是个好地方!)【随口就说、但效果很好的表扬!】
you're looking sharp!(你看上去真精神/真棒/真漂亮。)【与众不同的表扬!】
you always know the right thing to say. = you're very eloquent.(你总是说话得体。)【高层次的表扬!】
nice going! = you did a good job.(干得好!)【极其地道的表扬!】
the food is delicious.(好吃!)【最普通、但非常重要的表扬!】
everything tastes great.(每样东西都很美味!)
your son/daughter is so cute.(你的孩子很可爱。)【外国人绝对喜欢听的表扬!】
what an adorable baby!(多么可爱的孩子。)【只管大胆用!】
i admire your work. = i respect your work.(我对你的工作表示敬意。)【世界通用!】
you've got a great personality.(你的个性很好。)【一个非常安全的表扬!】
you have a good sense of humor.(你真幽默。)【美国人极其喜欢的表扬!】
your chinese is really surprising.(你的中文令人惊讶。)【绝对和其他人不一样的表扬!】
your english is incredible.(我真不敢相信你的英语。)【用了六星级形容词!】
you have a very successful business.(你的事业很成功。)【现代人非常喜欢听!】
you're very professional.(你非常专业。)【专业化的表扬!】
your company is very impressive.(你的公司给我留下深刻印象。)
you're so smart.(你非常聪明。)
i envy you very much.(我非常羡慕你。)
your wife is very charming.(你的妻子很有魅力!)
you two make a lovely couple.(你们真是天生的一对!)
you're really talented.(你很有天赋。)
you look nice in that color.(你穿那种颜色很好看。)
you have a good taste.(你很有品位。)
you look like a million dollars. = you look outstanding.=you look like a movie star.(你看上去帅呆了。)

all the world and his wife 人人;诸色人等

On the occasion of the New Year, may my wife and I extend to you and yours
our warmest greetings, wishing you a happy New Year, your career greater
success and your family happiness.
在此新年之际,我同夫人向你及你的家人致以节日的问候,并祝你们新年快乐、事业有成、家庭幸福。

我给你的忠告是:结婚吧!如果你找到一个好妻子,你是幸福的;如果妻子不贤,你则会成为哲学家。
My advice to you is to get married. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.

Dutch wife 藤或竹制的睡眠用具

三纲:君为臣纲,父为子纲,夫为妻纲 three cardinal guides: ruler guides subject, father guides son husband guides wife

The king was so much under the control of his wife that she was the virtual ruler of the country.
国王完全受妻子的控制,以至于她是这个国家的实际统治者。

How are your wife and kids?
你的夫人和孩子都好吗?

I have never been to Paris, nor has my wife.
我从未去过巴黎, 我妻子也没去过。

His client was a middle-aged man who lost his wife two months ago.
他的当事人是一位两个月前丧偶的男性。

Then it flashed upon me that she was his wife.
我突然想到她是他的妻子。

He and his wife are living apart.
他和妻子分居两处。

He used to assist his wife with the housework.
他过去常常帮助妻子做家务。

Whenever we go back to the place my wife was born, we always have to do the rounds of her relatives.
每次去我妻子的老家,我们都得要一家一家地走亲戚。

Contrary to what the wife thought, the husband did not fall asleep.
与妻子想的相反,丈夫没有睡着。

Whenever we go back to the place my wife was born, we always have to make the rounds of her relatives.
每次去我妻子的老家,我们都得一家一家地走亲戚。

My wife convinced me to be more careful about spending money.
我夫人劝我花钱要谨慎一点。

His beloved wife died.
他的爱妻去世了。

I keep (on) forgetting to post my wife’s letters.
我老是忘了把妻子的信寄出去。

Tom’s wife nags at him all day.
汤姆的妻子一天到晚跟他唠叨不止。

His novel was inspired by his relationship with his first wife.
他这部小说的灵感来自于他与第一任妻子的关系。

David was true to his wife.
大卫忠于自己的妻子。

He can’t even take time to visit his wife in hospital.
他甚至抽不出空去医院看他妻子。

How is Amy / your wife / your husband?
爱米好吗?/你妻子好吗?/你丈夫好吗?

His wife died a year ago. Now he lives alone.
他妻子去年去世了。现在他一个人住。

He goes home early everyday for fear that his wife would be angry.他每天很早就回家,免得老婆生气。

My wife lost her first child a month before it should have been born.
我太太在产前一个月流产了第一胎。

He hanged himself in sorrow after his wife died.
妻子死后,他因悲伤而自缢。

His wife was killed in a car accident.
他的妻子在车祸中丧生。

He kissed his wife and children good-bye.
他吻别他的妻子和孩子。

Mrs. Smith is Mr. Smith's wife.
史密斯太太是史密斯先生的妻子。

Queen Marie Antoinette of France was the wife of Louis the 16th.
法国玛丽安东妮皇后是路易十六的妻子。

He first met his wife in Rome.
他最初是在罗马碰到他的妻子的。

He treats his wife like a slave.
他把妻子当作奴隶看待。

His wife born him a son.
他妻子给他生了一个儿子。

My wife burst into tears when she heard the bad news.
我太太听到这个坏消息就哭了起来。

He recovered soon under his wife's tender loving care.
在妻子体贴入微的关怀下,他很快就痊愈了。

She is a good wife and a devoted mother.
她是一位贤妻良母。

愿意和我结婚吗?
Will you marry me? *用于求爱时,男女都可以用。
Will you marry me? (愿意和我结婚吗?)
Yes, I will marry you. (是的,我愿意。)
Will you be my wife/husband? (你愿意成为我的妻子/丈夫吗?)
I want to share the rest of my life with you. (我愿今生今世和你在一起。)
I want to grow old together. (我愿意和你白头到老。)

我很爱我的妻子。
I love my wife.

我们夫妻俩性格相似。
We're two of a kind. *two of a kind“性格相似的人”。
We're very similar.
Like husband, like wife.

我首先想到的是我妻子。
I think of my wife first.
My wife is very important to me.
I'm very close to my wife.

我们夫妻从不吵架。
We (as a husband and a wife) don't have any fights.

我不再爱我的妻子了。
I don't love my wife any more.

我老婆有外遇。
My wife's cheating on me. *cheat on...“在男女关系上表现的不忠”。
My wife's a two-timer.
My wife's secretly dating someone else.
My wife's having an affair.

我和妻子没什么共同语言。
I don't see eye to eye with my wife. *see eye to eye with...“和……意见一致”。
How's married life? (婚后生活怎么样?)
I don't see eye to eye with my wife. (我和妻子没什么共同语言。)

现在我和我妻子分居了。
I'm separated from my wife. *separate“夫妻分居”。
We are living separately now.

你想什么呢?
What's on your mind?
What's on your mind? (你想什么呢?)
I'm worried about my wife. (我有点担心我的妻子。)
What are you thinking of?

我理解你的心情。
I know how you feel.
My wife left me. (我妻子离开了我。)
Mine, too. I know how you feel. (我也是,我了解你的感受。)
I understand the way you feel.
I really sympathize with you. (我真的同情你。)

You can say that again!
这句话的意思是「我同意你」(I agree with you.)或「你对了」(You are right.)
When the professor spoke on human rights, the students responded, "You can say that again!"(当教授谈到人权时;学生回答说:「你说得对!」)
虽然这句话的主词通常只用第二人称单数 You,但在某些情况下,也可以用其他人称。
When we heard Mr. Clinton's speech on tax reduction, my wife turned to me and said, "He can say that again!"(当我们听到柯林顿先生减税的讲演时,内人转头对我说:「他说得对!」)

Tune him out!
意思是「别听他的」,「不必理会他」(don't listen to him; don't pay attention to him.)
Mr. Lee just talked nonsense; tune him out.(李先生在瞎扯,别听他的。)
I am going to tune her out when she begins to speak on the subject.(当她谈及主题时,我不想理会她。)
The husband tuned out his wife when he was watching the football game.(老公看足球赛时没有理会太座。)
(tune out 有时也可连在一起使用)(在 "tune him out" 这句口语里,动词 tune 可用任何时态;受词 him 也可用其他人称代名词。)

昨天晚上好险哪。 老板同一个女职员在办公室动手动脚的,差一点儿让他的妻子给撞上。
The boss had narrow squeak last night in his office,his spooning with a girl clerk was almost found out by his wife.

His wife has never discovered that she married a dustman and she never will.
他的妻子从未发现自己嫁给了一个她从来不愿意嫁的清洁工。

A baker's wife may bite of a bun, a brewer's wife may bite of a tun.
近水楼台先得月。

A cheerful wife is the joy of life.
快乐的妻子是生活的乐事。

A good wife makes a good husband.
有好妻子就有好丈夫。

A man can never thrive who had a wasteful wife.
妻子浪费无度,丈夫不会出头。

A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife.
穷汉娶富妻,必受老婆欺。

Better a bachelor's life than a slovenly wife.
过光棍生活,胜过有一个邋遢老婆。

Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
选妻,最好用耳莫用眼。

He that has a wife has a master.
娶了妻娶了个主人。

He who does not honour his wife, dishonours himself.
人不贵妻,自我丢脸。

If you would have a good wife marry one who has been a good daughter.
想得贤妻子,须娶好女儿。

In the election of a wife, as in a project of war, to err but once is to be undone for ever.
选择妻子也象策画战争,一时之错将成终身之恨。

It's a good horse that never stumbles, A good wife that never grumbles.
良马不失蹄,贤妻不聒絮。

Man's best possession is a loving wife.
男人最可贵的是有一个贤淑的妻子。

My son is my son, till he hath got him a wife; but my daughter's my daughter all the days of her life.
儿子只有在娶妻前是儿子,女儿则终生是女儿。

Need makes the old wife trot.
人急造反,狗急跳墙。(事急老妪跑。)

Of earthly goods the best is a good wife. A bad the bitterest curse of human life.
贤妻最可贵,恶妇是灾星。

The cobbler's wife is the worst shod.
鞋匠的老婆没有好鞋穿。

The sweetest thing in life. Is the welocme of a wife.
人生最甜蜜的事情就是爱妻的欢迎。

The wife is the key of the house.
妻子是一家的钥匙。

Two things doth prolong your life: a quiet heart and a loving wife.
心情平静妻贤淑,延年益寿多得福。

A When anyone from my family comes to Beijing, I’m the tour guide!
A 无论我的家人谁来北京,我都是导游!
B I suppose that’s common. You know the city well.
B 我想这是自然的。你非常熟悉北京。
A Yes. My wife is back in London just now. She’s bringing her mother with her to Beijing for a visit.
A 是的。我的妻子现在回伦敦了。她将带她的妈妈和她一起来北京。
B When are they coming?
B 她们什么时候到?
A My wife and my mother-in-law are arriving next week.
A 我妻子和我岳母下周到达。
B Well, enjoy yourself till then. You’ll be busy when your mother-in-law is here.
B 哦,在她们到来之前好好享受时光。当你岳母来的时候你会非常忙。

A Will you be here for the Olympics?
A 你会来观看奥运会比赛吗?
B Yes, I will, I'm glad to say.
B 是的,我会的。我很高兴这样说。
A Me, too. I'll be here with my wife.
A 我也是。我将和我的妻子一起来这里。
B Luckily, I'll be at a conference here the week before.
B 幸运的是,在奥运会召开前一周我将来这里开一个会议。
A What's the start date of the Olympics?
A 奥运会几月几日开幕?
B The eighth of August. The eighth day of the eighth month, 2008. Eight is a very lucky number in China.
B 8月8日。2008年的8月8日。在中国8是一个幸运数字。

A My wife arrives on the 14th.
A 我妻子14日到。
B That’s good. Is it her first visit?
B 好啊。这是她第一次来吗?
A Yes, and she wants to see everything! But Xi'an first.
A 是的,她什么都想看! 但是西安是第一想看的。
B When are you going?
B 你们什么时候去?
A The trip to Xi'an is on the 17th. Our flight is late afternoon.
A 去西安是17日。我们的航班是下午晚些时候的。
B Good. She'll have time to see a bit of Beijing first.
B 好。她将有时间先看一看北京。

A I hope your wife likes cold weather.
A 我希望你的妻子喜欢冷天气。
B I know January and February are really cold months.
B 我知道一月和二月是非常寒冷的月份。
A Yes, very cold indeed!
A 是的,的确非常冷!
B But we live in Canada. It's usually freezing there in January and February.
B 但是我们住在加拿大。那里的一月和二月通常也非常寒冷。
A Then she's used to cold winters.
A 那么她就习惯寒冷的冬天了。
B Yes. And she prefers cold weather to hot. The air is clearer.
B 是的。而且跟热天比起来她更喜欢冷天。冷天的空气更新鲜。

A You have chosen a beautiful bowl. It's hand-made, traditional lacquer.
A 你选了一只漂亮的碗。这是手工制作的,传统瓷器。
B Thank you. I think it's exquisite.
B 谢谢你。我认为它很贵。
A Is it a present for someone?
A 是送给谁的礼物吗?
B Yes, it's for my wife. Could you gift-wrap it for me?
B 是的,是给我妻子的。你能帮我把礼物包装起来吗?
A Certainly, sir. Your wife is a lucky lady!
A 当然可以,先生。你的妻子是个幸运的女士!
B And I'm a lucky man!
B 而我是个幸运的男人!

A What about your wife? What does she do?
A 你妻子呢?她是做什么工作的?
B She’s a doctor. She works in a hospital.
B 她是一名医生。她在一家医院工作。
A That sounds interesting.
A 这工作听起来很有趣。
B Yes. She really loves her work. But it can be hard.
B 是的,她非常喜欢自己的工作。但是她的工作很累。
A How do you mean?
A 怎么讲?
B Well, she often has to work long hours. It can be very tiring.
B 哦,她经常得连续工作很多个小时,使人相当疲劳。

Happiness is not a goal, it is a by--product.
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, American president's wife
幸福不是目的,而是一种副产品。
美国总统罗斯福的夫人埃莉诺

The consumer isn't a moron; she is your wife. You insult her in-telligence if you assume that a mere slogan and a few vapid adjectives will persuade her to buy anything.
Davik Ogilvy, American advertisement manager 
消费者不是傻瓜;她是你的妻子。如果你认为仅凭句口号,几个干巴巴的形容词就能诱使她掏腰包购买任何东西的话,那么你就亵渎了她的智慧。
美国广告经营者奥格尔维D 

I love you, arah, For all eternity, I love you. Spoken to his wife.
James K,Polk, American pesident
我爱你,萨拉,为了所有的永恒,我爱你。他对妻子说。
美国总统波克J K

Sorry, I've got to hang up. My wife's waiting for me.

You should see my wife in a bikini... She's a knockout.你应该看看我太太穿比基尼的样子,致命眩晕。

Officer, give me a break.警官,请恕我打扰一下。I've got four kids at home and no wife.我有四个由我父兼母职的孩子。(又当爹,又当妈,好辛苦。)

Did you know he was having an affair/cheating on his wife?
你知道他有外遇了吗?/欺骗他的妻子吗?

I'll have to ask my boss/wife first.
我必须先问一下我的老板/老婆。

cook up想出
He cooked up a wonderful way to surprise his wife on her birthday.
他想出一个在他太太生日时让她惊喜的妙法。 (呵,女人心中的好丈夫!)

all the world and his wife 人人;诸色人等

Let your children see you do things for your wife, that lets them know how much you love and treasure her.
让孩子们看到你为妻子效劳,让他们感觉到你对妻子的爱和珍惜。

"I am not sure if my wife wants me to go shopping with her on Sunday. If she decides to go with her sister instead, then I can play tennis with you. Let's just play it by ear."
“我还不知道星期天我太太是否要我陪她去买东西。要是她决定和她姐姐一起出去,那我就能和你去打网球。我们就瞧着办吧!”

"Ed's wife is a strong-minded woman and leads him around by the nose."
“埃德的太太是一个个性很强的人,埃德简直就是被她牵着鼻子走。”

"My wife spent all afternoon yesterday cooking a special dinner for our wedding anniversary. So she really flew off the handle when I came home three hours late."
“为了庆祝我们结婚周年,我太太化了整个下午精心烹调。可是,我昨晚晚了三个小时才回家。她可真火了。”

- air one's linen in public 家丑外扬
The wife was often beaten by her husband, but she never told others. She didn't want to air her linen in public.

- play possum 装糊涂,装傻
He often quarrels with his wife. When he comes to me for advice, I can do nothing but play possum.

- pop the question 求婚
Can you tell me how you popped the question to your wife ? Maybe I can learn something from you.

A: Hello, Paul. Good to see you.
A: 你好, 保罗!很高兴见到你。
B: Hi, Lin. This is my wife, Sue.
B: 嗨, 林!这是我的太太,苏。
A: Hello, Sue. Delighted to meet you. I hope you enjoy Beijing.
A: 你好,苏!很高兴认识你。我希望你在北京愉快。

You can introduce someone, eg a family member or friend, by saying: This is my . . . / This is my . . . . For example: This is my wife. / This is my wife; This is my friend. / This is my friend.; This is my colleague. / This is my colleague.
你可以这样介绍你的家人或者朋友,This is my . . . / 这是我的 . . . . 例如:: This is my wife. /这是我的太太; This is my friend. / 这是我的朋友.; This is my colleague. / 这是我的同事。

爱人 [ài ren ] /spouse/husband/wife/sweetheart/

伯母 [bó mǔ] /wife of father's elder brother/aunt/(polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother)/

伯叔祖母 [bó shū zǔ mǔ] /father's father's brother's wife; great aunt/

大舅子 [dà jiù zi ] /(informal) wife's older brother/

大妈 [dà mā] /father's elder brother's wife/aunt (affectionate term for an elderly woman)/

大娘 [dà niáng] /(informal) father's older brother's wife; aunt/

大嫂 [dà sǎo] /eldest brother's wife/sister-in-law/

大姨 [dà yí] /(informal) wife's elder sister; sister-in-law/

嫡 [dí] /first wife/son of first wife/

娣 [dì] /wife of a younger brother/

弟妇 [dì fù] /younger brother's wife; sister-in-law/

弟妹 [dì mèi] /(informal) younger brother's wife; sister-in-law/

恩爱 [ēn ài] /(adj) like mutal love between a husband and wife/

夫妇 [fū fù] /a (married) couple/husband and wife/

夫妻 [fū qī] /man and wife/

婚 [hūn] /to marry/marriage/wedding/to take a wife/

襟弟 [jīn dì] /husband of wife's younger sister/

襟兄 [jīn xiōng] /husband of wife's older sister/

妗 [jìn] /wife of mother's brother/

妗子 [jìn zi ] /(informal) mother's brother's wife; maternal uncle's wife/

舅母 [jiù mǔ] /mother's brother's wife; maternal uncle's wife/

舅嫂 [jiù sǎo] /wife's brother's wife, sister-in-law/

眷 [juàn] /concern/wife and children/

伉 [kàng] /husband/wife/

老伴儿 [lǎo banr4] /(of an old married couple) husband or wife/

老婆 [lǎo pó] /(informal) wife/

老太婆 [lǎo tài pó] /(n) old woman (often not polite)/(n) term to refer to wife/

离婚 [lí hūn] /to divorce/to be divorced from (one's wife or husband)/

娌 [lǐ] /husband's brother's wife/

俪 [lì] /husband and wife/

两口子 [liǎng kǒu zi ] /(n) husband and wife/

内弟 [nèi dì] /wife's younger brother/

内兄 [nèi xiōng] /wife's older brother/

妻 [qī] /wife/

妻子 [qī zi ] /wife/

娶 [qǔ] /take a wife/

嫂 [sǎo] /older brother's wife; sister-in-law/

嫂子 [sǎo zi ] /(informal) older brother's wife; sister-in-law/

婶 [shěn] /wife of father's younger brother/

婶母 [shěn mǔ] /father's younger brother's wife; aunt/

婶子 [shěn zi ] /(informal) father's younger brother's wife; aunt/

叔丈母 [shū zhàng mǔ] /wife's aunt/

叔丈人 [shū zhàng rén] /wife's uncle/

姒 [sì] /(surname)/wife of older brother/

孙媳夫 [sūn xí fu ] /son's son's wife; grandson's wife/

太太 [tài tai ] /married woman/Mrs./Madam/wife/

外甥 [wài shēng] /sister's son/wife's sibling's son/

外甥女 [wài sheng nǚ] /sister's daughter/wife's sibling's daughter/

外甥媳妇 [wài sheng xí fù] /sister's son's wife/

媳妇 [xí fù] /son's wife; daughter-in-law/

媳妇儿 [xí fur ] /wife/young married woman/

小舅子 [xiǎo jiù zi ] /(informal) wife's younger brother/

小姨 [xiǎo yí] /(informal) wife's younger sister; sister-in-law/

姨姐 [yí jiě] /wife's elder sister; sister-in-law/

姨妹 [yí mèi] /wife's younger sister; sister-in-law/

姨甥男女 [yí sheng nán nǚ] /wife's sister's children/

岳 [yuè] /(surname)/mountain/wife's father/

岳父 [yuè fù] /wife's father, father-in-law/

岳母 [yuè mǔ] /wife's mother, mother-in-law/

侄媳妇 [zhí xí fu ] /brother's son's wife; nephew's wife/

赘婿 [zhuì xù] /son-in-law living at wife's parent's house/

A great deal of attention is being paid today to the so-called digital divide — the division of the world into the info(information) rich and the info poor.
今天,人们十分关注所谓的是信息差异问题——世界上信息资源丰富的地区和信息资源贫乏的地区之间的差异;
And that divide does exist today.
这个差异确实存在,
My wife and I lectured about this looming danger twenty years ago.
我和我妻子20年前就曾谈及这个临近的危险。
What was less visible then, however, were the new, positive forces that work against the digital divide.
然而,那时还不太明显的是一些抵制信息差异的、新的积极因素。
There are reasons to be optimistic.
实际上我们是完全有理由感到乐观的。

{adj: British} of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture
"his wife is British"

{adj: abused, ill-treated, maltreated, mistreated} subjected to cruel treatment
"an abused wife"
<-> unabused

{adj: adored, idolized, idolised, worshipped} regarded with deep or rapturous love (especially as if for a god)
"adored grandchildren"
"an idolized wife"

{adj: apart, separate, separated} not living together as man and wife
"decided to live apart"
"maintaining separate households"
"they are separated"

{adj: complaining, complaintive} expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
"a complaining wife"
<-> uncomplaining

{adj: complaisant, obliging} showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
"to close one's eyes like a complaisant husband whose wife has taken a lover"
"the obliging waiter was in no hurry for us to leave"

{adj: condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, vicious} bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
"a criminal waste of talent"
"a deplorable act of violence"
"adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"

{adj: conformable} quick to comply
"I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable"-Shakespeare

{adj: conjugal, connubial} of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband
"connubial bliss"
"conjugal visits"

{adj: covert} (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband
" a woman covert"

{adj: designing, scheming} concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest
"a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill
"a scheming wife"
"a scheming gold digger"

{adj: dutiful, duteous} willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect
"a dutiful child"
"a dutiful citizen"
"Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife";

{adj: embarrassed, humiliated, mortified} made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride
"too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street"
"humiliated that his wife had to go out to work"
"felt mortified by the comparison with her sister"

{adj: enduring, long-suffering} patiently enduring continual wrongs or trouble
"an enduring disposition"
"a long-suffering and uncomplaining wife"

{adj: faithful} not having sexual relations with anyone except your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
"he remained faithful to his wife"
<-> unfaithful

{adj: haunted, obsessed, preoccupied, taken up} having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
"became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"
"was absolutely obsessed with the girl"
"got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"
"he was taken up in worry for the old woman"

{adj: intimate, sexual} involved in a sexual relationship
"the intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife"
"she had been intimate with many men"

{adj: licit} sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality
"a wife's licit love"
<-> illicit

{adj: monogynous, monogynic} having one head or chief wife at a time (along with concubines)

{adj: obedient} dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
"an obedient soldier"
"obedient children"
"a little man obedient to his wife"
"the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
<-> disobedient

{adj: polygynous} having more than one wife at a time

{adj: ringed} wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married
"a ringed wife"- Tennyson

{adj: shrewish, nagging} continually complaining or faultfinding
"a shrewish wife"
"nagging parents"

{adj: unfaithful} having sexual relations with someone other than your husband or wife, or your boyfriend or girlfriend
"her husband was unfaithful"
<-> faithful

{adj: unqualified} lacking specific legal qualifications
"a wife is usually considered unqualified to testify against her husband"

{adj: uxorious} foolishly fond of or submissive to your wife

{adj: wifely, wifelike, uxorial} befitting or characteristic of a wife
<-> husbandly

{adv: admiringly} with admiration
"he looked at his wife admiringly"

{adv: adoringly} with adoration
"he looked at his wife adoringly"

{adv: allegedly} according to what has been alleged
"he was on trial for allegedly murdering his wife"

{adv: blindly} without preparation or reflection; without a rational basis
"they bought the car blindly"
"he picked a wife blindly"

{adv: civilly} in a civil manner
"he treats his former wife civilly"
<-> uncivilly

{adv: domineeringly} in a domineering manner
"his wife behaved domineeringly"

{adv: effectively, in effect} in actuality or reality or fact
"she is effectively his wife"
"in effect, they had no choice"

{adv: faithlessly, traitorously, treacherously, treasonably, false} in a disloyal and faithless manner
"he behaved treacherously"
"his wife played him false"

{adv: hereby, herewith} (formal) by means of this
"I hereby declare you man and wife"

{adv: imprudently} in an imprudent manner
"imprudently, he downed tools and ran home to make his wife happy"
<-> prudently

{adv: in the bargain, into the bargain} in addition; over and above what is expected
"He lost his wife in the bargain"

{adv: inarticulately} in an inarticulate manner
"he talked inarticulately about the accident that had just taken his wife's life"
<-> articulately

{adv: inexcusably, unpardonably, unforgivably} in an unpardonable manner or to an unpardonable degree
"he was inexcusably cruel to his wife"
<-> excusably, forgivably, pardonably

{adv: only} with nevertheless the final result
"He arrived only to find his wife dead"
"We won only to lose again in the next round"

{adv: palely} in a pale manner; without physical or emotional color
"his wife, always palely appealing"

{adv: possessively} in a possessive manner
"he was sleeping, one arm flung possessively across his wife"

{adv: properly speaking, strictly speaking, to be precise} in actual fact
"properly speaking, they are not husband and wife"

{adv: sweetly, sweet} in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')
"Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"
"how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare
"talking sweet to each other"

{adv: tearfully} with tears; in a tearful manner
"the man confessed tearfully to having beaten his wife"

{adv: uncivilly} in an uncivil manner
"he treats his former wife uncivilly"
<-> civilly

{adv: uncomplainingly} without complaining
"an equally gallant little wife and mother uncomplainingly keeping up the production of tasty and nourishing meals"
<-> complainingly

{adv: untruly} in a untrue manner
"he silenced the whisperings which connected her, untruly and unfairly, with his separation from his wife"

{n: Agrippina, Agrippina the Younger} wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero

{n: Andromeda} (Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia; she was fastened to a rock and exposed to a sea monster that was sent by Poseidon, but she was rescued by Perseus and became his wife

{n: Antony, Anthony, Mark Antony, Mark Anthony, Antonius, Marcus Antonius} Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)

{n: Barrymore, Georgiana Barrymore, Georgiana Emma Barrymore} United States actress; daughter of John Drew and wife of Maurice Barrymore; mother of Ethel Barrymore and John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore (1854-1893)

{n: Bathsheba} (Old Testament) the wife of Uriah and later the wife of King David; Solomon was her son by David (circa 10th century BC)

{n: Boleyn, Anne Boleyn} the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I; was executed on a charge of adultery (1507-1536)

{n: Cassiopeia} (Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda

{n: Catherine de Medicis} queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the minority of her son Charles IX (1519-1589)

{n: Catherine of Aragon, Catherine} first wife of Henry VIII; Henry's divorce from her was the initial step of the Reformation in England (1485-1536)

{n: Claudius, Claudius I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus} Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)

{n: Clinton, Hilary Clinton, Hilary Rodham Clinton} wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)

{n: Clytemnestra} (Greek mythology) wife of Agamemnon who had him murdered when he returned from the Trojan War

{n: Cronyn, Hume Cronyn, Hume Blake Cronyn} Canadian actor who frequently played character parts with his wife Jessica Tandy (1911-2003)

{n: Devi} mother goddess; supreme power in the universe; wife or embodiment of the female energy of Siva having both beneficent and malevolent forms or aspects

{n: Diana, Princess Diana, Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Frances Spencer} English aristocrat who was the first wife of Prince Charles; her death in an automobile accident in Paris produced intense national mourning (1961-1997)

{n: Diane de Poitiers, Duchesse de Valentinois} French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II; she had more influence over him than did his wife Catherine de Medicis (1499-1566)

{n: Doris} (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids

{n: Eleanor of Aquitaine} queen of France as the wife of Louis VII; that marriage was annulled in 1152 and she then married Henry II and became Queen of England (1122-1204)

{n: Epimetheus} (Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus; despite Prometheus's warning against gifts from Zeus he accepted Pandora as his wife

{n: Eurydice} (Greek mythology) the wife of Orpheus

{n: Eve} (Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

{n: Fatima, Fatimah} youngest daughter of the prophet Mohammed and wife of the fourth calif Ali; revered especially by Shiite Muslims (606-632)

{n: Ferdinand, King Ferdinand, Ferdinand of Aragon, Ferdinand V, Ferdinand the Catholic} the king of Castile and Aragon who ruled jointly with his wife Isabella; his marriage to Isabella I in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain and their capture of Granada from the Moors in 1492 united Spain as one country; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and supported the expedition of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1452-1516)

{n: Frigg, Frigga} (Norse mythology) goddess of the heavens and married love; wife of Odin

{n: George, George IV} King of Great Britain and Ireland and Hanover from 1820 to 1830; his attempt to divorce his estranged wife undermined the prestige of the crown (1762-1830)

{n: Guinevere, Guenevere} (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table

{n: Hathaway, Anne Hathaway} wife of William Shakespeare (1556-1623)

{n: Hebe} (Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods

{n: Heloise} student and mistress and wife of Abelard (circa 1098-1164)

{n: Hera, Here} queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno

{n: Howard, Catherine Howard} Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of adultery and executed (1520-1542)

{n: Iago} the villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife

{n: Idun, Ithunn} (Norse mythology) goddess of spring and wife of Bragi; guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young

{n: Isis} Egyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris

{n: Jezebel} wife of Ahab who was king of Israel; according to the Old Testament she was a cruel immoral queen who fostered the worship of Baal and tried to kill Elijah and other prophets of Israel (9th century BC)

{n: Joliot, Jean-Frederic Joliot, Joliot-Curie, Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie} French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)

{n: Juno} (Roman mythology) queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriage; wife and sister of Jupiter; counterpart of Greek Hera

{n: Kali} wife of Siva and malevolent form of Devi
"the black"

{n: Lancelot, Sir Lancelot} (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere

{n: Leakey, Mary Leakey, Mary Douglas Leakey} English paleontologist (the wife of Louis Leakey) who discovered the Zinjanthropus skull that was 1,750,000 years old (1913-1996)

{n: Leto, Latona} wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythology; called Latona in Roman mythology

{n: Lot's wife} (Old Testament) when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his family were told to flee without looking back; Lot's wife was disobedient and was immediately changed into a pillar of salt

{n: Lunt, Alfred Lunt} United States actor who performed with his wife Lynn Fontanne in many stage productions (1893-1977)

{n: Maintenon, Marquise de Maintenon, Francoise d'Aubigne, Madame de Maintenon} French consort of Louis XIV who secretly married the king after the death of his first wife (1635-1719)

{n: Marie Antoinette} queen of France (as wife of Louis XVI) who was unpopular; her extravagance and opposition to reform contributed to the overthrow of the monarchy; she was guillotined along with her husband (1755-1793)

{n: Mary I, Mary Tudor, Bloody Mary} daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon who was Queen of England from 1553 to 1558; she was the wife of Philip II of Spain and when she restored Roman Catholicism to England many Protestants were burned at the stake as heretics (1516-1558)

{n: Nanna} (Norse mythology) wife of Balder

{n: Nefertiti} queen of Egypt and wife of Akhenaton (14th century BC)

{n: Nephthys} Egyptian goddess associated with ritual of the dead; sister of Geb and Nut; wife of Set

{n: Nereus} (Greek mythology) a sea god son of Pontus and Gaea; lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereids

{n: Ningal} (Akkadian) a goddess; wife of the moon god Sin

{n: Ops} (Roman mythology) goddess of abundance and fertility; wife of Saturn; counterpart of Greek Rhea and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor

{n: Orpheus} (Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed

{n: Othello} the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife

{n: Parr, Catherine Parr} Queen of England as the 6th wife of Henry VIII (1512-1548)

{n: Parvati, Anapurna, Annapurna} wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: goddess of plenty

{n: Penelope} (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them

{n: Rachel} (Old Testament) the second wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin

{n: Ramayana} one of two classical Hindu epics telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom and the abduction of his wife by a demon and Rama's restoration to the throne

{n: Rebecca, Rebekah} (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau

{n: Rhea} fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor

{n: Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt} wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)

{n: Sarah} (Old Testament) the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac

{n: Seymour, Jane Seymour} Queen of England as the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI (1509-1537)

{n: Shakti, Sakti} the female or generative principle; wife of Siva and a benevolent form of Devi

{n: Shaktism, Saktism} worship of Shakti as the wife of Shiva

{n: Sif} (Norse mythology) wife of Thor and guardian of the home

{n: Sigyn} (Norse mythology) wife of Loki; held a cup over him during his punishment to spare him the pain of drops of poison

{n: Sita} wife of the Hindu god Rama; regarded as an ideal of womanhood

{n: Taj Mahal} beautiful mausoleum at Agra built by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan (completed in 1649) in memory of his favorite wife

{n: Tethys} (Greek mythology) a Titaness and sea goddess; wife of Oceanus

{n: Trojan War} (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy; the Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of Menelaus who had been abducted by Paris; after ten years the Greeks (via the Trojan Horse) achieved final victory and burned Troy to the ground
"the story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad"

{n: Uriah} (Old Testament) the husband of Bathsheba and a soldier who was sent to die in battle so that King David could marry his wife (circa 10th century BC)

{n: abduction} the criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force a family member; if a man's wife is abducted it is a crime against the family relationship and against the wife

{n: archduchess} a wife or widow of an archduke or a princess of the former ruling house of Austria

{n: aunt, auntie, aunty} the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
<-> uncle

{n: baroness} a noblewoman who holds the rank of baron or who is the wife or widow of a baron

{n: battle-ax, battle-axe} a sharp-tongued domineering wife

{n: bonding} a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)

{n: care} a cause for feeling concern
"his major care was the illness of his wife"

{n: consort} the husband or wife of a reigning monarch

{n: cooking, cookery, preparation} the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
"cooking can be a great art"
"people are needed who have experience in cookery"
"he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

{n: couvade} a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child

{n: crown princess} the wife of a crown prince

{n: cuckoldom} the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery

{n: cuckold} a man whose wife committed adultery

{n: curtain lecture} a private lecture to a husband by his wife

{n: czarina, tsarina, tzarina, czaritza, tsaritsa} the wife or widow of a czar

{n: daughter-in-law} the wife of your son

{n: desertion, abandonment, defection} withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility
"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

{n: disassociation} the state of being unconnected in memory or imagination
"I could not think of him in disassociation from his wife"
<-> association

{n: dispute, difference, difference of opinion, conflict} a disagreement or argument about something important
"he had a dispute with his wife"
"there were irreconcilable differences"
"the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

{n: distress, hurt, suffering} psychological suffering
"the death of his wife caused him great distress"

{n: dower} a life estate to which a wife is entitled on the death of her husband

{n: duchess} the wife of a duke or a woman holding ducal title in her own right

{n: eminence grise} (French) a person who exercises power or influence in certain areas without holding an official position
"the President's wife is an eminence grise in matters of education"

{n: empress} a woman emperor or the wife of an emperor

{n: exwife, ex} a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
"all his exes live in Texas"

{n: failing, weakness} a flaw or weak point
"he was quick to point out his wife's failings"

{n: first lady} the wife of a chief executive

{n: folie a deux} the simultaneous occurrence of symptoms of a mental disorder (as delusions) in two persons who are closely related (as siblings or man and wife)

{n: gem, gemstone, stone} a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
"he had the gem set in a ring for his wife"
"she had jewels made of all the rarest stones"

{n: golf widow} a wife who is left alone much of the time because her husband is playing golf

{n: grand duchess} the wife of a grand duke or a woman holding that rank in her own right

{n: grass widower, divorced man} a man who is divorced from (or separated from) his wife

{n: honest woman} a wife who has married a man with whom she has been living for some time (especially if she is pregnant at the time)
"he made an honest woman of her"

{n: house husband, househusband} a husband who keeps house while his wife earns the family income

{n: housewife, homemaker, lady of the house, woman of the house} a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income

{n: husband, hubby, married man} a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
<-> wife

{n: joint return} a return filed by a husband and wife

{n: jointure, legal jointure} (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower

{n: legal separation, separation} (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)

{n: maharani, maharanee} a great rani; a princess in India or the wife of a maharaja

{n: marchioness} the wife or widow of a marquis

{n: marital communications privilege, husband-wife privilege} neither spouse can divulge confidential communications from the other while they were married

{n: marital relationship, marital bed} the relationship between wife and husband

{n: mariticide} the murder of a husband by his wife

{n: marriage, married couple, man and wife} two people who are married to each other
"his second marriage was happier than the first"
"a married couple without love"

{n: mayoress} the wife of a mayor

{n: mention, reference} a remark that calls attention to something or someone
"she made frequent mention of her promotion"
"there was no mention of it"
"the speaker made several references to his wife"

{n: mercifulness, mercy} a disposition to be kind and forgiving
"in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband"
<-> mercilessness

{n: missus, missis} informal term of address for someone's wife

{n: monogyny} having only one wife at a time

{n: old lady} your own wife
"meet my old lady"

{n: patroness, patronne} a woman who is a patron or the wife of a patron

{n: polygyny} having more than one wife at a time

{n: present} something presented as a gift
"his tie was a present from his wife"

{n: puddingwife, pudding-wife, Halicoeres radiatus} bluish and bronze wrasse; found from Florida keys to Brazil

{n: purse} a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
"he made the contribution out of his own purse"
"he and his wife shared a common purse"

{n: queen consort} the wife of a reigning king

{n: queen} the wife or widow of a king

{n: rani, ranee} (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja

{n: ready cash, cold cash, ready money} money in the form of cash that is readily available
"his wife was always a good source of ready cash"
"he paid cold cash for the TV set"

{n: rebound} a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration
"he is still on the rebound from his wife's death"

{n: recital} a detailed statement giving facts and figures
"his wife gave a recital of his infidelities"

{n: relationship} a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
"he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship"

{n: reminder} a message that helps you remember something
"he ignored his wife's reminders"

{n: sheika, sheikha} the wife of a sheik

{n: sight} an instance of visual perception
"the sight of his wife brought him back to reality"
"the train was an unexpected sight"

{n: stepmother} the wife of your father by a subsequent marriage

{n: surrogate mother} a woman who bears a child for a couple where the wife is unable to do so
"a surrogate mother is artificially inseminated with the father's semen and carries the fetus to term"

{n: trophy wife} a wife who is an attractive young woman; seldom the first wife of an affluent older man
"his trophy wife was an asset to his business"

{n: uxor, ux} (legal terminology) the Latin word for wife

{n: uxoricide} a husband who murders his wife

{n: uxoricide} the murder of a wife by her husband

{n: uxoriousness} foolish fondness for or excessive submissiveness to one's wife

{n: vicereine} wife of a viceroy

{n: viscountess} a wife or widow of a viscount

{n: widower, widowman} a man whose wife is dead especially one who has not remarried

{n: wife, married woman} a married woman; a man's partner in marriage

{n: wittol} an archaic term for a cuckold who knows about his wife's infidelity but tolerates it

{n: woman} a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
"he was faithful to his woman"
<-> man

{n: wonder woman} a woman who can be a successful wife and have a professional career at the same time

{v: adore} love intensely
"he just adored his wife"

{v: age} begin to seem older ; get older
"The death of his wife caused him to age fast"

{v: avoid} refrain from doing something
"She refrains from calling her therapist too often"
"He should avoid publishing his wife's memoires"

{v: bed-hop, bedhop} sleep around
"His wife bed hops"

{v: charge, lodge, file} file a formal charge against
"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

{v: co-sign, cosign} sign jointly
"Husband and wife co-signed the lease"

{v: commend, remember} mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
"Remember me to your wife"

{v: condemn} compel or force into a particular state or activity
"His devotion to his sick wife condemned him to a lonely existence"

{v: declare} proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
"His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"

{v: double} do double duty ; serve two purposes or have two functions
"She doubles as his wife and secretary"

{v: drink, tope} drink excessive amounts of alcohol ; be an alcoholic
"The husband drinks and beats his wife"

{v: encourage} spur on
"His financial success encouraged him to look for a wife"

{v: faggot, fagot} ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
"He fagotted the blouse for his wife"

{v: fantasize, fantasise} portray in the mind
"he is fantasizing the ideal wife"

{v: forewarn, previse} warn in advance or beforehand ; give an early warning
"I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"

{v: forget, block, blank out, draw a blank} be unable to remember
"I'm drawing a blank"
"You are blocking the name of your first wife!"
<-> remember

{v: get off} cause to be acquitted ; get off the hook ; in a legal case
"The lawyer got him off, even though there was no doubt in everybody's mind that he killed his wife"

{v: give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have} give birth (to a newborn)
"My wife had twins yesterday!"

{v: go steady, go out, date, see} date regularly ; have a steady relationship with
"Did you know that she is seeing an older man?"
"He is dating his former wife again!"

{v: hunker down} hold stubbornly to a position
"The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"

{v: impregnate, knock up, bang up, prang up} make pregnant
"He impregnated his wife again"

{v: induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make} cause to do ; cause to act in a specified manner
"The ads induced me to buy a VCR"
"My children finally got me to buy a computer"
"My wife made me buy a new sofa"

{v: intimate, adumbrate, insinuate} give to understand
"I insinuated that I did not like his wife"

{v: judge, adjudicate, try} put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of
"The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"
"The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"

{v: listen in, eavesdrop} listen without the speaker's knowledge
"the jealous man was eavesdropping on his wife's conversations"

{v: object} be averse to or express disapproval of
"My wife objects to modern furniture"

{v: officiate, function} perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
"His wife officiated as his private secretary"

{v: pledge, plight} promise solemnly and formally
"I pledge that will honor my wife"

{v: refurbish, renovate, freshen up} make brighter and prettier
"we refurbished the guest wing"
"My wife wants us to renovate"

{v: report} announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities
"Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"
"The team reported significant advances in their research"

{v: represent, interpret} create an image or likeness of
"The painter represented his wife as a young girl"

{v: retire, withdraw} lose interest
"he retired from life when his wife died"

{v: roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard} get or gather together
"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"
"She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"
"She rolled up a small fortune"

{v: spring} produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
"He sprang a new haircut on his wife"

{v: stand back, keep one's eyes off, keep one's distance, keep one's hands off, stay away} stay clear of, avoid
"Keep your hands off my wife!"
"Keep your distance from this man--he is dangerous"

{v: suborn} incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
"He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

{v: swing} engage freely in promiscuous sex, often with the husband or wife of one's friends
"There were many swinging couples in the 1960's"

{v: take back} resume a relationship with someone after an interruption, as in a wife taking back her husband

{v: take home, bring home} earn as a salary or wage
"How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?"

{v: use} seek or achieve an end by using to one's advantage
"She uses her influential friends to get jobs"
"The president's wife used her good connections"

{v: walk off} take without permission
"he walked off with my wife!"
"The thief walked off with my gold watch"

{v: wive} marry a woman, take a wife

{v: wive} provide with a wife ; marry (someone) to a wife

{v: wive} take (someone) as a wife

{v: work, do work} be employed
"Is your husband working again?"
"My wife never worked"
"Do you want to work after the age of 60?"
"She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"
"She works as a waitress to put herself through college"

My wife and I raced out of Philadelphia as if fleeting a pestilence, only to run into dense shore-bound traffic.
我和妻子像逃避瘟疫一样风驰电掣般驶出费城,结果却陷入前往海滨的稠密拥挤的车流之中。

Susan and I rose early in Stone Harbor the following morning and went to the beach to " greet the ocean ", as my wife always says.
到石港的第二天,我和苏珊早早起床,到海滩去 "向大海请安 "-我的妻子老爱这样说。

I could have watched my wife for hours as the waves broke and advanced toward her bare feet.
当浪花涌向她一双赤脚而溅碎时,我能够一连几个小时注视着我的妻子。

The other members of the group whom Jordan meets are the gipsy Rafael, amiable but feckless, and Pablo's wife Pilar, an ugly woman who is far braver than her husband.
乔丹见到的游击队其他成员有友善厚道但缺乏能力的吉普赛人拉斐尔和帕布洛的妻子皮拉尔。皮拉尔这个女人相貌虽丑,却比她丈夫勇敢得多。

With that windfall, Baekeland, his wife Celina( known as " Bonbon ") and two children moved to Snug Rock, a pala-tial estate north of Yonkers, N.Y., over-looking the Hudson River.
有了这笔意外之财,贝克兰及其妻子塞丽娜(也称 "夹心软糖 ")和他们的两个孩子移居到了 Snug Rock,那是位于纽约州扬克斯北部的一处可以俯瞰哈得孙河的豪华别墅。

My wife is pregnant with our second child.
我妻子 "米兰达 "怀上了我们的第二个孩子,

I can't find anything about my wife that compensates for her lack of consideration for our children.
我在我妻子身上找不到任何东西来弥补她对我们的孩子甚少的关爱。

It is apparent that your wife is addicted and needs help to get off cigarettes,
很明显,你妻子吸烟已经成瘾,需要帮助才能戒掉。

Pauline Friedman married husband Morton Phillips in 1939 and lives in Beverly Hills, Los An-geles, where she is a wife, mother and grandmother.
波林·弗里德曼于 1939年嫁给莫顿·菲利普斯,现住洛杉机的贝弗利山,在那里做妻子、母亲和祖母。

The period of 1918- 1919 saw a decline in his creative endeavour: this coincided with the severe mental illness of his wife.
在 19181919年间,正碰上他妻子患有严重的精神病,他的创造力也明显下降。

He was killed in a car accident on an icy Denver street, on his way home to his young wife and infant daughter.
他在冰雪覆盖的丹佛大街丧生于车祸,当时他正在回家的途中,准备回到年轻的妻子和还在襁褓中的女儿身边。

Anyone can buy a man a gold watch; but it takes a generous wife to do what one lately did, and track down an antique gold strap which precisely fits the old one he inherited from his beloved father.
任何女人都可以给丈夫买块金表,但慷慨的妻子在不久前做那件事的同时,还要为他从敬爱的老爸那儿继承过来的旧表物色一条与之匹配完美的旧式金表带。

He would have--if his wife had not pointed out that it would not look good for a high-ranking Indian official in charge of law and order to be caught sneaking out windows.
如果不是由于他的妻子指出对于一个负责法律和治安的印度高级官员来说被人撞见正在偷偷地从窗户溜走将会很不体面的话,他真会逃走了。

" My wife had been sick for some time with terrible migraines and a friend suggested this meditation to relieve her illness, " said Mr. Singh. "我妻子一度犯有可怕的偏头痛病,一位朋友建议用这种沉思冥想术解除她的病, "辛格先生说。

It was so bad that I decided to run away the first night, but my wife managed to talk me out of it.
这件事是如此糟糕以致于我决定第一天晚上就逃跑,但是我妻子说服了我不要离开。

Finally the minister announces the big moment:
最后,牧师宣布重大时刻的到来:
" I now pronounce you man and wife. "
"我现在宣布你们成为夫妻。 "

" In aiming to be protective of his wife, a man might request that she has an epidural( pain relief) or even a caesarean section birth so that she won't have to endure too much pain.
"为了保护他的妻子,一个男人会要求让她接受硬脊膜外麻醉术(减痛)甚或剖腹产手术,这样她就不必忍受太多的痛苦了。
Thus the woman misses out on the natural birthing experience. "
于是产妇便失去了自然分娩的经历。 "

" Men feel happier knowing that their wife is having as much medical attention as possible despite the fact that what their wives actually need is some peace and the freedom to shout and scream without being made to feel self-conscious.
"男士们获知他们的妻子正享受到最多的医疗照顾时,他们会感到高兴,却不顾这样一个事实-其妻子真正需要的是某种安宁以及大声呼喊和尖叫的自由。
Women are better off when they are accompanied by another woman who is already a mother herself. "
产妇有一个已为母亲的女性相伴则情况会好得多。 "

Benigni has shared the limelight with his wife of 18 years, Nicoletta Braschi, who plays his wife in Life Is Beautiful.
贝贝尼与他的妻子尼可莱塔·布拉斯奇共同生活已有 18年,她在《美丽人生》中饰演他的妻子,共享人生的荣耀。

He is childless but his brother, Percy Northumberland Driscoll, has an heir:
他无儿无女,但他兄弟珀西·诺森伯兰·德里斯科尔却有了后嗣。
Percy's wife gives birth to a boy on the same day as one of her slaves, Roxana.
珀西的妻子与其女奴罗萨娜在同一天各自生下了一个男孩。

After the death of Percy's wife, Roxy has to look after both baby boys.
由于珀西妻子的死亡,罗西要同时照顾两个男婴。

He met his wife of seven years, Betty Ann, 42, a physical therapist, only because she drove past the turnoff for Grafton Lake and ended up at the sanctuary.
他邂逅结婚已七年的妻子一 42岁的理疗师贝蒂·安一仅仅是因为她开车经过一个去往格拉夫顿湖的岔道结果来到了鸟类保护区。

" I give up, " said my wife with a face of stone. " How much? "
我不想和你争论,我夫人板着脸问,严重多少?

My wife is the scholar of the family, but I was sure I knew this one.
在家中,夫人要比我有学问。但是我肯定自己知道这句话的出处。

Baker resides in Austin, Texas, but he works " out of my computer bag, which my wife fondly calls my 'office. ' "
贝克本人住在德克萨斯州奥斯汀市,他用电脑完成工作,他的妻子将之戏称为他的办公室。

In fact, last winter Busch's wife Julie was trapped by a blizzard at Lake Tahoe, Calif.
去年冬天,布什的妻子朱莉被一场大风雪困在了加利福尼亚州的塔霍湖。

I instant-messaged my wife my site's address.
于是,我立即给夫人发了一个短信息,告诉她我的网址。

These dalliances irritated Elsa, who eventually became his wife, but as she told a friend, a genius of her husband's kind could never be irreproachable in every respect.
这让最终成为爱因斯坦妻子的埃尔莎非常生。不过,正如她对一位朋友讲的那样,像她丈夫这样的天才永远不会十全十美。

With his wife of 49 years, Sirikit, the King is active in supporting the welfare of rural Thais the royal couple travels to the remotest corners of the country to visit craft workshops and promote environmentally sound agriculture.
国王相濡以沫 49年的王后诗丽吉都积极支持泰国农村的经济建设──国王夫妇常常前往泰国最边远的角落,视察那里的手工艺作坊,提倡发展对环境保护有益的农业。

Sure, we 've seen suburban discontent in movies before, but seldom as shattering a view as American Beauty's Lester Burnham, ( Kevin Spacey) hates his job and the cubicle to which it confines him. He has also come to despise his tense, ambitious wife Carolyn( Annette Bening), to mourn the sullen silence that has descended between him and his teenage daughter Jane( Thora Birch), and to loathe the sterile suburbia in which they co-exist. Lester spends a lot of time dreamily thinking about his daughter's friend Angela( Mena Suvari), the American Beauty of the title.
当然我们在以前的电影中也见过家在郊区、生活不如意的人,但是却很少有像《美国美人》那样悲惨的莱斯特·伯纳姆,(凯文·斯帕斯饰)厌恶他的工作和那个限制他的斗室,鄙视他那位成天紧张兮兮又一心想出人头地的妻子卡罗林(安妮特·贝宁饰),为笼罩在处于青春期的女儿简(索尔拉·伯奇饰)和他头顶上沉默的阴云而忧伤,也憎恨他们身处其中的一成不变的郊区。

He played his last concert in 1976 at the age of 89 then left his wife for another woman. 1976年, 89岁的鲁宾斯坦举办了最后一场独奏音乐会,然后开自己的妻子,投入了另一个女人的抱。

Jeff would spend summers there with his grandparents, Lawrence Preston( " Pop ") Gise and his wife Mattie Louise Strait.
杰夫过去经常到那里,和外祖父劳伦斯·普雷斯顿(波普)·吉斯及外祖母马蒂·路易丝·斯特雷特一起度过夏天。

His wife MacKenzie, an English literature graduate of Princeton, was all for the adventure.
他的妻子麦肯齐是普林斯顿大学的英国文学硕士生,她十分赞成丈夫的这种冒险行为。

His updated look can be attributed not to Wendi Deng, his 32-year-old wife of 3 months, but to his sons.
他这副时新的打扮得归功于他的儿子,而不是新婚三个月的妻子、三十二岁的邓文迪。

He buys a set of Le Cordon Bleu cookware for his wife and a Jeep radio-CD player for himself.
他为妻子买了一套蓝带( LeCordonBleu )牌厨具,又给自己买了一个吉普( Jeep )牌 CD 两用机。

All eight members of the band?? including his wife, guitarist and backup singer Patti Scialfa?? are back, older, wiser and, in virtually every case, better.
这个乐队的所有 8个成员,包括他的妻子、吉他手和伴唱歌手帕蒂·西亚尔法都回来了,他们都老了,但更聪明了,实际上在任何方面都更出色了。

Terri Schiavo's husband Michael, who is her legal guardian, has been locked in a legal struggle with the Schindlers for more than a decade. Mr. Schiavo says his wife told him and others that she did not want to be kept alive by artificial means. Terri Schiavo slipped into what medical experts call a persistent vegetative state after suffering massive brain damage brought on by a heart attack in 1990.
特丽·夏沃的丈夫兼法律监护人麦克尔·夏沃已经和辛德勒夫妇就是否人工维持特丽的生命打了十多年的官司。迈克尔·夏沃先生说,他的妻子曾经告诉过他,也告诉过别的人,她不希望以人工方式勉强维持自己的生命。特丽·夏沃1990年突发心脏病后大脑严重受损,进入专家们所说的“持续性植物人”状态。

Medical experts say Terri Schiavo's life expectancy can now be measured in days but Michael Schiavo's attorney George Felos, who also visited his client's wife on Saturday, says there is no sign that Mrs. Schiavo is near death at this point. "As appear to me, her death [does] not appear imminent. She is resting comfortably, her breathing did not appear to be shallow, and at least at this point, it does not appear that her death is imminent," he said.
医学专家们说,特丽·夏沃估计只能活几天了,但是麦克尔·夏沃的律师乔治·费洛斯说,特丽·夏沃眼下还没有显示出任何接近死亡的迹象。费洛斯星期六也探望了他的委托人的妻子。费洛斯说,“在我看来,她并不会马上死去。她休息得很舒适,她的呼吸听起来并不短浅,至少在眼下,她看上去并不会马上死去。

Shortly after the surgery, hospital officials said Mr. Clinton was awake and visited by his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, and daughter Chelsea. The former U.S. leader is expected to remain in the hospital between three to 10 days. Doctors say it normally takes four to six weeks for full recovery from the procedure.
医院官员在克林顿手术后不久说,克林顿已经醒了过来,他的妻子、纽约州参议员希拉里·罗德姆·克林顿和他们的女儿都探望了他。预计克林顿将在医院住院3至10天。医生们说,一般来说,这样的手术后需要四到六个星期完全恢复。

Forty-five year-old businessman Hekmat al-Rubaie agrees. He says he and his wife never considered staying home on election day.
45岁的商人鲁巴伊同意阿拉维小姐的看法。他说,他和他的妻子从来没想要在投票日留在家里。

Like nearly all the speakers, President Clinton and his wife, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke of the need for Americans to unite following a tough election season.
几乎和所有的演讲者一样,克林顿总统和他的妻子、纽约国会参议员希拉里·克林顿在演讲中表示,在经过艰难的大选之后,美国人有必要团结起来。


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