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maiden

1. a female, e.g. ewe, gilt, heifer, bitch, mare, of breeding age but not yet mated.
2. a racehorse that has not yet won a race on a recognized track.
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Fiona Cowie's first step towards a new life was to go back to her maiden name after her divorce
The woman who took her husband's name was perceived as less agentic and more communal than women who either kept their maiden name or hyphenated their name.
I am even glad, in a way, when strangers randomly encountered on the phone express pleasure when learning of my mother's maiden name and otherwise seem to approve of my presence on Earth.
In a newspaper article written raider her maiden name, Cherie Booth, Blair endorsed the European Commission on Human Rights, which will be incorporated into U.
The New Yorker revealed: "My grandmother's maiden name was McBride so I feel at home in Scotland.
Camargo, who uses her maiden name now, isn't just putting it to her ex-spouse.
All three had the middle name of Farr, the maiden name of their mother.
Mallory is Chris' maiden name, and was bestowed upon her daughter so that she would carry with her maternal roots.
One might view the campaign to have married women keep their maiden name as too trivial to become an issue of sexual equality.
Keeping the maiden name for professional purposes and changing it for life at home is often done.
If, when plugged in, you can recall anything from the gist of Joyce's Ulysses to historical trends in peanut production from 1942 to 1957 as easily as you remember your mother's maiden name, will you ever want to unplug and feel drastic intellectual diminishment?
Coner-Edwards says she hasn't used her maiden name of Washington since she graduated from college.