Usage examples for wedlock

  1. Of the rights of legitimate or illegitimate children, the English costermongers understand nothing, and account it a mere waste of money to go through the ceremony of wedlock, when a pair can live together, and be quite as well regarded by their fellows without it. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  2. The person whom I married has one of those emotionless hearts with which it is impossible to give play to one's feelings; after a week of wedlock, I found that she had not the slightest love for me, but that she desired to cut a figure in society, and to eclipse all other women. – Monsieur Cherami by Charles Paul de Kock
  3. Had he been less thoroughly a man of the world, or had Corona been less entirely honest and loyal and self- sacrificing, there would have been small peace in their wedlock. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  4. And at Greenwich there was John Rokesmith, and presently in a church John and Bella were joined together in wedlock. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  5. The court allows that you were born in wedlock- oh, yes- that much they admit. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  6. But we, Thy wife by wedlock, and thy son by birth, Who have no part in spirit and soul with thee, Will bear no part in kingdom nor in life With one who hath put to shame his child and me. – Locrine - A Tragedy by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  7. Hence it is that a host of loving parents, who are unable to find a suitable match for their daughters, rather than leave them unmarried, stupidly join them in wedlock to professional bridegrooms. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  8. Fainting points the sign To happy things in wedlock. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  9. " Do you mean," I asked, " that she will not be well received there because she was born out of wedlock?" – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  10. I have set my heart upon having that girl Helen, and I don't wish for any thing in the end but lawful wedlock, and all that; and the more, because I take it for granted that you don't mean altogether to leave the young woman without fortune;- but she's restive, cousin, and that you know, and we are therefore called upon, as men and Christians, to make use and profit of that wit and strength which it hath pleased Providence in its wisdom to give us over the weaker vessel; and all I ask of you is so to put it within my reach and power to do this, that the righteous ends we have in view may be obtained through the same." – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  11. The approaches to wedlock are a subject of honourable convention, not to be confused with the trivialities of romance. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  12. " I little thought," said I, hesitating long for some expression of tenderness, which the language of Mars refuses to furnish,-" I little thought to find in a world of which selfishness seems to be the paramount principle, and the absence of real love even between man and woman the most prevalent characteristic, a wife so true to the best and deepest meaning of wedlock. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  13. He seemed to acquiesce in my proposal, and left me on pretence of finding a proper clergyman to unite us in the bands of wedlock. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  14. I have with all the couples I have joined in wedlock on the trail. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  15. The man and woman to be joined in wedlock heard him begin the service. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  16. Lat them say 'at they like, sae lang 's we can shaw 'at he cam o' your body, an' was born i' wedlock? – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  17. It seems to form a bond of friendship which they regard as sacred as the vows of wedlock. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  18. If the entry of the marriage under that date could not be proved a mere blunder, of which I could see no hope, then certainly my grandfather must be regarded as born out of wedlock, a supposition which, if correct, would account for the dropping of the Daryll. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  19. Above in the house there was great stir of preparation for the departure of Sir John and his ward, the latter into wedlock, the former into unknown seas. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini