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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In aggadic style, TB Sanhedrin 103b relates a conversation between God and His ministering angels concerning the idol of Micah and the affair of the concubine at Gibeah:
Together with Zhang Yimou's Raise the Red Lantern, Farewell My Concubine is a turning point in Fifth Generation films, masterfully presenting an alternative model of nationhood (Lu, 1997; Braester, 2003).
9) When Zuanne Contarini contracted a secret marriage with his concubine Angela, witnesses testified that he had lived with her for twenty-five years, but this sort of precision is very rare.
In her diary she notes bitterly that emperors have the number of their concubines dutifully recorded, while her lovers--two young half-brothers--cause outraged gossip in the palace.
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.
But while Clinton has continued to push for many of the DLC's goals--such as a national service plan--as a presidential candidate he sounds more like another concubine than the man who's come to close down the harem.
While at Miramax, Swartz orchestrated publicity campaigns for many of the company's seminal titles, including "Reservoir Dogs," "The Crying Game," "The Piano," "Farewell My Concubine," Kieslowski's "Three Colors" trilogy and "Shall We Dance?
If, in 1908, an emperor's favourite concubine had the power to fix herself a burial reminiscent of the pharaohs, we can perhaps understand how inevitable the revolution was.
Coming across an old make up case, she learns its old owner used to be a legendary concubine, and using the contents within gives her visions of other people's sex lives.
The producer of 'Devil's Double', a biopic of Saddam Hussein's sadistic eldest son Uday, had considered some British as well as Hollywood's most celebrated actresses for the role of Sarrab - Uday's intensely sexual concubine and the film's leading female role.
The five women and two girls studied in this book are Miriam, the sister of Moses in her childhood role; Rizpah, a concubine of king Saul; the wise woman of Abel Beth Maacah, an important character in the story of Absalom; the anonymous wife of Jeroboam, the first king of North Israel; the widow of Zarephath; an Israelite slave girl who sent Naaraan to be cured in Israel; and Athaliah, the only reigning queen in the Bible.
We meet his family's designated wife and learn that Phyme is his accepted second wife or concubine, and her love life is on track.