Usage examples for housewife

  1. The officer's clear, blue eyes sought hers, but she fixed her gaze on the floor, saying: " I am no longer what I was, the young girl has become a housewife." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. How to Make Good Coffee When the National Coffee Roasters' Association tells how to make good coffee the housewife is naturally interested, no matter how fervently the family may praise her own brew. – The-Suffrage-Cook-Book by Kleber, L. O., Mrs.
  3. The good housewife was already up, and anxiously awaiting the return of her husband and his brother. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  4. In September 1818 I brought to the household, still further increased, and now so rich with children and brothers, its housewife, in the person of a lady whom a like love of Nature and of childhood with my own, and a like high and earnest conception of education, as the preparation for a life worthy of man, had drawn towards me. – Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel by Friedrich Froebel
  5. He never repented his marriage; Bessy was an admirable housewife, and made a shilling go as far as many women would a half- crown. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  6. And no one but a thrifty French housewife could have contrived to get that wee round table and little chair into that tiny angle. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  7. The same, too, may be said of children: one daughter is good and another bad; one idle, another a good housewife; one fair, another ugly; one spiteful, another kind; one unfortunate, another born to good luck, and who being all of one family ought to be of one nature. – Stories from Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile
  8. Treine, the young housewife, is still awake. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  9. " The duty of a girl like you- good- looking, healthy, active withal and a clever housewife- is in the first place to help her old parents, and in good time to marry and bring up a Christian family of her own. – Maria Chapdelaine A Tale of the Lake St. John Country by Louis Hemon
  10. So also the housewife should, before turning the cows out to grass for the summer, tie a switch of mountain ash with a red worsted thread around the cow's tail. – The South Isles of Aran by Oliver J. Burke
  11. My aunt, poor hard- worked housewife, knew too little of books to direct my reading. – The Promised Land by Mary Antin
  12. Did the new housewife talk of a halter because he showed his teeth when her ill- nurtured brat wanted to ride on him? – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  13. She was a busy housewife and said that was her rule. – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  14. Moreover, she sometimes brought some dainty or some flowers home, in her delight at proving herself to be so good a housewife. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  15. The housewife must not be shocked when she hears that the kitchens of our model city, and all the kitchen offices, are immediately beneath these garden roofs; are, in fact, in the upper floor of the house instead of the lower. – Hygeia, a City of Health by Benjamin Ward Richardson
  16. Thus spoke the housewife, but Hector hastened away from the palace, back the same way through the well- built streets. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  17. Marjorie, brisk, efficient housewife that she was, had the table set when I came in. – Neighbours by Robert Stead
  18. The housewife returned in time to express her sentiments and a large box to his address as shown in the picture. – Comic History of England by Bill Nye
  19. She was still the housewife. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. Every housewife knows the value of red cedar chips or red cedar chests in keeping garments safe from moths. – Old Plymouth Trails by Winthrop Packard