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husbandry

careful management of e.g. animals. Implies thrifty, humane, caring. See also animal husbandry.
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Only she lets her love of her husband and children overflow all bounds," said the countess, "so that it even becomes absurd.
At the moment when he was approaching Anna Arkadyevna he noticed too with joy that she was conscious of his being near, and looked round, and seeing him, turned again to her husband.
We lived here all together, my mother-in-law, at my entreaty, continuing in the house, for she was too kind a mother to be parted with; my husband likewise continued the same as at first, and I thought myself the happiest creature alive, when an odd and surprising event put an end to all that felicity in a moment, and rendered my condition the most uncomfortable, if not the most miserable, in the world.
In the face of the excuses in the drawing-room, in the face of the empty places at the dinner-table, what could the friendliest guests do, to any good purpose, to help the husband and wife in their sore and sudden need?
My husband was always interested in this period of his country's history, and had already the intention of writing a story that should turn on the Appin murder.
At my request he spoke to my husband about the necessity of exerting himself.
They are not much reserved or confined, and have so much liberty in visiting one another that their husbands often suffer by it; but for this evil there is no remedy, especially when a man marries a princess, or one of the royal family.
It's a burning shame to speak of my husband in that way
but as they are not born here, my husband and the other overseer says we shall not be obliged to keep them.
Dorothea in her young weariness had slept soon and fast: she was awakened by a sense of light, which seemed to her at first like a sudden vision of sunset after she had climbed a steep hill: she opened her eyes and saw her husband wrapped in his warm gown seating himself in the arm-chair near the fire-place where the embers were still glowing.
But there was some foolishness here; she was come without the knowledge of her husband, as her furtive manner indicated, to a meeting she dreaded and was ashamed to tell him of; she was come into danger; then it must be to save, not herself but him; the folly to be concealed could never have been Mary's.
Baroda was a little provoked to learn that her husband expected his friend, Gouvernail, up to spend a week or two on the plantation.