wife or concubine

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  • A woman, probably the king's wife or concubine, lay there.
  • Some of their husbands already had wives in China and they found themselves relegated to second wife or concubine status.
  • The captured women in war were held as trophies and slaves, and later became wives or concubines. Cited from Sociology and Modern Social Problems, C.A. Ellwood
  • "I enjoin thee, O my son, not to take another wife or concubine to share with her, nor sell her." Cited from 1000 Nights and a Night, Vol. 2, Tr. by Burton
  • Ranefer's mother was Sneferu's wife or concubine; her name is unknown.
  • His conduct was infamous for he often took some widow as a wife and if she had a daughter that he liked, he also took the daughter for wife or concubine. Cited from History of the Incas, by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa
  • It mattered little to the women of this period whether they were held as wives or concubines; their actual condition was that of slavery. Cited from Woman: Man's Equal, by Thomas Webster
  • She was a secondary wife or concubine of Thutmose II.
  • He was a son of Duke Richard I of Normandy, by an unnamed wife or concubine.
  • All the ladies, wives or concubines of the Emperor, waited upon her; and served her with tea and bread, and butter. Cited from Travels in Morocco, Vol. 1., by James Richardson
  • It is not known whether his mother Lady Fu was Liu Weichen's wife or concubine.
  • The captured women become the wives or concubines of the warriors and thus represent, as it were, trophies of their valor. Cited from Primitive Love and Love-Stories, by Henry Theophilus Finck
  • His mother was Lady Qin, and it is not clear whether she was Zhuye Chixin's wife or concubine.
  • According to the Bible he was the second son of Abraham and his either wife or concubine Keturah, whom he wed after the death of Sarah.
  • Some of these cabins are provided with closets and other conveniences, and they have keys so that their tenants can lock them, and carry with them their wives or concubines. Cited from The Travels of Marco Polo, Volume 2, Marco Polo and Rustichello of Pisa
  • His love was converted into rage; he assembled his friends, forced the palace gates, threw the mother into the sea, and inhumanly cut off the nose and lips of the wife or concubine of the emperor. Cited from Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V6
  • It is indeed intimately connected with my present topic, for what is wife or concubine but a slave, as long as a husband has power to divorce or sell her at will -- with or without provocation? Cited from The Awakening of China, by W.A.P. Martin
  • It is not known when Li Xin was born, or whether his mother Lady Yin was his father Li Gao's wife or concubine.
  • Her mother was Lady Wang -- it is unclear whether Lady Wang was Feng Lang's wife or concubine.
  • Each tray, in its order, was passed by three ladies to the head wife or concubine, who removed the silver covers, and at least seemed to taste the contents of each dish; and then, advancing on her knees, she set them on the long table before the king. Cited from The English Governess At The Siamese Court