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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"


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