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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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The secret marriage files contain the records of several couples who chose to marry rather quickly, like Horatio Milani and his concubine Margarita.
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.
King David has several wives, countless concubines and is only partly moved by his daughter's distress.
17) Sheba in the genealogies is associated with both Cush (Nubia; 1 Chr 1:9) and Hagar, Abraham's Egyptian concubine (1 Chr 1:32).
It emerges that young brazen Fabrizio had amorously besieged, and almost certainly bedded, Chiara the concubine of Captain Lanfredino Cellesi, Mariotto's gouty and largely bed-ridden father.
To be consistent, he would have also called for the re-establishment of human sacrifice and of the Aztec rite whereby an emperor was buried with all of his advisers, his many wives, and his concubines.
It portrays a colonial society of white planters and their white wives and black concubines.
gracefully analyzes the autobiographical poetry of Gan Lirou, the literature of the concubines, the tradition of women's travel literature, and the presence of rhetoric and community in women's poetic criticism.
All is well until Othon's concubines, maddened by jealousy, decide to kill themselves and Honorata by jumping off a building.
No need to ginger up the plot, it's already littered with controversy, fame, adulation, multiple wives, concubines, awards ceremonies and the like.
He rambled on about Esther and Mordechai and Haman and slayings and concubines and how Hitler wasn't the first to visit a holocaust upon the Jews.
Aidan is doubtless aware that Boru is also known as the progenitor of the Clan O'Brien, through his four wives and reputed 30 concubines.