concubines

All Noun
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  • Men were allowed to have more than one wife and several concubines.
  • This included sons born outside marriage and many kings had semi-official concubines.
  • They are only concubines, and once in the palace they are dead to me. Cited from Court Life in China, by Isaac Taylor Headland
  • And the king left ten women, which were concubines, to keep the house. Cited from The Bible, King James, 2 Samuel Book 10
  • He had many sons through various concubines and killed those who he saw were not considered worthy.
  • It was said that he loved her greatly, and he had no concubines.
  • He would order for the most beautiful girls to be brought to him and made them his concubines against their will.
  • He took all his sisters as concubines, saying they could not have a better husband than their brother. Cited from History of the Incas, by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  • Whether these women were his wives or concubines, each relationship can be described.
  • He married many times and had many children by his wives and concubines.
  • Stateira seems to have been his only legal wife despite his numerous concubines.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • "But if you have no son, you have only to take concubines." Cited from Eastern Shame Girl and Others, by Charles Georges Soulie
  • 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.
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Root form of concubines is concubine for the noun.

Meaning of concubines

  • noun A woman who cohabits with an important man