Usage examples for connubial

  1. Without relating to any one this discovery of his Josephine's frailties, Napoleon, after a violent connubial fracas and reprimand, and after a solitary confinement of her for six days, gave immediate orders to have the chapels of the Tuileries and of St. Cloud repaired; and until these were ready, Cardinal Cambaceres and Bernier, by turns, said the Mass, in her private apartments; where none but selected favourites or favoured courtiers were admitted. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. There is great pleasure in eating, drinking, and connubial endearments; but it is clear that if a man were always eating, or always in the full ecstasy of enjoyment, his organs would be incapable of sustaining it: it is further evident that he would be unable to fulfil the destinies he was born to, and that, in the case supposed, the human race would absolutely perish through pleasure. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  3. The fact that the women prefer a vulgar- fraction of a man, an Eskimo equity in connubial bliss, to spearing walrus on their own account is a significant factor in the problem. – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  4. When I see and reckon the various forms of connubial infelicity, the unexpected causes of lasting discord, the diversities of temper, the oppositions of opinion, the rude collisions of contrary desire where both are urged by violent impulses, the obstinate contest of disagreeing virtues where both are supported by consciousness of good intention, I am sometimes disposed to think, with the severer casuists of most nations, that marriage is rather permitted than approved, and that none, but by the instigation of a passion too much indulged, entangle themselves with indissoluble compact." – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  5. If you wished to emphasize a discussion on connubial devotion, behold! – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  6. There we will leave him, not trusting much in his connubial bliss, but faintly hoping that his teaching may be favourable to the faith and morals of his new flock. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  7. These, too, must be introduced if the connubial domicile is to be warmed as well as illuminated. – Hints for Lovers by Arnold Haultain
  8. A youth to whom a baronetcy and wealth are to be bequeathed is an important organism; and Sir William, though his faith reposed in his son, was averse to his inexplicably prolonged residence in the French metropolis, which, a school for many things, is not a school for the study of our Parliamentary system, and still less for that connubial career Sir William wished him to commence. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. She looked pensive when I told her that the husband destined for her might be unable to discharge his connubial duties more than once a week. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  10. He was called fine looking in Kentucky, but the narrow- chested apostle of the abnormally connubial creed does not see anything pretty about him. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  11. She returns good for evil, and wouldn't for the world disturb the connubial felicity of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dunboyne. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  12. The vow of solitude had stifled the social instincts; the vow of silence had paralyzed the powers of speech, and sealed up the lips of wisdom, knowledge and eloquence; the vow of contemplation had subjugated the intellectual faculties to the domination of fancy, and the bewilderments of ignorance; the vow of poverty had shackled the faculties of improvement and enterprise; the vow of celibacy had extinguished connubial and parental affection; and now the vow of unconditional obedience, by subjugating reason, conscience, and the executive powers to the absolute control of a superior, had completed the monk's slavery in the ruin of every noble and valuable attribute of his nature. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  13. I never realized the diversity in our natures as much as I do now, when all my thoughts go out to another, when even connubial tendernesses seem like whip- strokes. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  14. Should second love a pleasing flame inspire, And the chaste queen connubial rights require; Dismiss'd with honour, let her hence repair To great Icarius, whose paternal care Will guide her passion, and reward her choice With wealthy dower, and bridal gifts of price. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope
  15. The tailor was sent on all- fours to the floor, but Mrs. Malone took him quietly up, put him under her arm as one would a lap- dog, and with stately step marched away to the connubial apartment, in which everything remained very quiet for the rest of the night. – Stories by English Authors: Ireland by Various
  16. 83- 102; hence it follows, that the origin of adulterous love is from the connubial connection of what is evil and false, and that hence they are opposite loves, as evil is opposed to good, and the false of evil to the truth of good. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg