concubine

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  • Men could have second wives besides their first wife and have several concubines, as well.
  • He had four sons and four daughters, many of whom were by concubines.
  • Mohammed selected from among these women one more beautiful than the rest, for his concubine. Cited from Ten Great Religions, by James Freeman Clarke
  • Seven hundred wives, and three hundred concubines would have stood in place of the whole book. Cited from The Age Of Reason, by Thomas Paine
  • After both concubines were killed, new officers were chosen to replace them.
  • Of course these rules did not apply to concubines, who were often purchased. Cited from Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations, by Archibald Sayce
  • As a result, the new Emperor and his concubine are without children.
  • She was the concubine of a young naval commander, and had a child who died soon after birth.
  • Not long after, his father's long-time concubine died.
  • "But if you have no son, you have only to take concubines." Cited from Eastern Shame Girl and Others, by Charles Georges Soulie
  • She later became his concubine, teaching herself to read though she was formerly illiterate.
  • They intended to kill me, but instead they ravished my concubine so that she died.
  • The older these gentlemen get, the younger they require their concubines to be. Cited from Mission to Central Africa in 1850-51, Volume 1, by James Richardson
  • Hence, with his wife, a chief had one, two, or three concubines. Cited from Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before, by George Turner
  • The concubines could live in or around the palace for their entire life, and it supported them with whatever they needed.
  • A large number of concubines accompanied their men as well.
  • At that, he sent the concubine into exile and returned proper order to the court.
  • It should be remembered that many concubines are selected whom the Emperor never takes the trouble to see. Cited from Court Life in China, by Isaac Taylor Headland
  • The concubines were subject to the wife, who was considered to be the mother of their children as well as her own. Cited from Myths and Legends of China, by E. T. C. Werner
  • Under this code a man was permitted to have one wife and a concubine. Cited from People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English, by R.V. Pierce
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Meaning of concubine

  • noun A woman who cohabits with an important man