concubine


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concubine

A woman in a continuous, quasi-marital relationship with a man whom she cannot marry for various reasons—e.g., due to lower socioeconomic status or because the man is already married.
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He gives the example of some of the men in the Bible like Abraham and David who married more than one wife and had concubines with whom they got children.
lt;BUkip leader Neil Hamilton, pictured with wife Christine, called Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood and Lib Dem AM Kirsty Williams 'political concubines in Carwyn's harem' in the Senedd last week
Similarly, the verb is used to describe how they ultimately rape [va-yede'u] the Levite's concubine (19:25).
It would appear that in Callirhoe Chariton draws on the common knowledge and popular cliches of Persian concubinage and exploits the historical figure of the captive concubine for dramatic effect.
Farewell My Concubine is important to look at in that it proved to be a success both in critical acclaim and at the box office.
Though Andrea Mora was a man of limited means, he was still of considerably higher status than his concubine.
Her belief in this destiny propels her up through the ranks of concubines, allows her to survive exile in a convent, and fuels her return to court and ascent to the throne.
Palabras clave: discurso operatico, identidad sexual y etnica, Farewell My Concubine y M.
According to Weisenburger, Garner had "a tangled skein of motives: despairing desires to 'save' her children, urges for violent backlash against the master who had probably made her his concubine and who might in turn victimize little Mary, and a destructive spite for her children's whiteness.
A concubine is a woman who cohabits with a man, not being his wife.
It begins with Sara not being able to produce a child for Abraham, so she gets an Egyptian concubine, Hagar, and gives her to Abraham.
Forcing her father-in-law to dress in rags, physically thrashing the pregnant concubine and driving her brother-in-law to suicide, this virago is brought to heel after Ma administers a "Remasculinization Medicine" to the hen-pecked husband.