honeymoon


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honeymoon

1. A disease remission, used esp. to describe the brief period after the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes mellitus during which no insulin therapy is required.
2. A period of celebration, travel, or increased sexual activity after a wedding.
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Eynsford Hill, would have spent a penniless honeymoon but for a wedding present of 500 pounds from the Colonel to Eliza.
like another typical personage; and yet how many millions and billions of Georges Dandins there are in real life who feel inclined to utter this soul-drawn cry after their honeymoon, if not the day after the wedding
He remembered his honeymoon and blushed at the recollection.
And if Katharine makes herself very charming to-night, perhaps'll lend it to us for the honeymoon.
Now that we old people are alone,--we're on our second honeymoon,--I am really going to put myself to school again.
In fact, before the honeymoon was over, I caught him winking at my maid, a most pretty, respectable girl.
But the idea of this dried-up pedant, this elaborator of small explanations about as important as the surplus stock of false antiquities kept in a vendor's back chamber, having first got this adorable young creature to marry him, and then passing his honeymoon away from her, groping after his mouldy futilities (Will was given to hyperbole)-- this sudden picture stirred him with a sort of comic disgust: he was divided between the impulse to laugh aloud and the equally unseasonable impulse to burst into scornful invective.
Rosalie was pleased with the thoughts of becoming mistress of Ashby Park; she was elated with the prospect of the bridal ceremony and its attendant splendour and eclat, the honeymoon spent abroad, and the subsequent gaieties she expected to enjoy in London and elsewhere; she appeared pretty well pleased too, for the time being, with Sir Thomas himself, because she had so lately seen him, danced with him, and been flattered by him; but, after all, she seemed to shrink from the idea of being so soon united: she wished the ceremony to be delayed some months, at least; and I wished it too.
For ages they had fertilized their eggs by an artificial process, the secret of which lay hidden in the little cave of a far-off valley where Dian and I had spent our honeymoon.
So it came about, our honeymoon over, that we went to the caves to live.
The next moment he was mounted and beside her, and, with Wolf sliding along ahead in his typical wolf-trot, they went up the hill that led out of town--two lovers on two chestnut sorrel steeds, riding out and away to honeymoon through the warm summer day.
Married ten years, and in that time he had been with her nine weeks--scarcely a honeymoon.