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bigamy

The act of marrying a second (or a third) person while still married to one’s first spouse.
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Whilst Lady Audley gains her title of choice bigamously, Lady Perriam takes the simpler route of marrying money first and then fulfilling romantic inclination through a disposal of her inconvenient husband.
3, Frank, now bigamously married to Susan, decides to run away with Winnifride, but as he walks across the fields to meet her, Susan refuses to leave his side.
After two decades of single life, she bigamously married saloonkeeper Henry Teaman or Thiemann in California.
Trollope does the same thing in Castle Richmond, when the question of whether Lady Fitzgerald has married bigamously or not threatens not only the unity of the family but the possession of their Irish estate.
Early in the novel, Gabriella's mother dies, leaving her daughter a letter in which she recounts her conviction that her husband married her bigamously, but also her hope that Gabriella will forgive him.
The physician is told that Lady Audley has facilitated her social rise by abandoning her child, assuming a new identity, bigamously marrying Sir Michael and then faking her own death, but declines to conclude that these acts prove Lady Audley's mental incapacity.
When Berrendale bigamously marries a Creole heiress in Jamaica, Adeline determines to "leave Mr Berrendale to the reproaches of his own conscience.
Lady Audley's Secret, for example, relates the story of Helen Talboys, who, having been abandoned by her husband George, falsities her identity (posing as a governess, 'Lucy Graham'), and bigamously marries a rich aristocrat to secure her future.
Only 2 of 86 males in our sample mated bigamously, indicating that the magnitude of the variance of relative mate number among males was largely due to nonbreeding individuals.
45 YEARS AGO (1971) Our front page reported on the sensational story of 37-year-old Robert Bailey, believed to have committed suicide, who turned up bigamously married to a new woman in Melbourne, Australia.
07A SOLDIER was jailed for four months at Liverpool Assizes after marrying bigamously.