- the wife of one's son.
Origin of daughter-in-law
1350–1400; Middle English doughter in lawe
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Examples from the Web for daughter-in-law
The family shared housing with the ever present and domineering Sara, who rarely had a kind word for her daughter-in-law.Eleanor Roosevelt: Feminist Icon
September 2, 2014
She was already complaining that people would send money to her daughter-in-law Marina, but that she would be forgotten.Oswald’s Mother Was a Thoroughly Disagreeable Piece of Work
November 17, 2013
His wife, son, and daughter-in-law are all A-listers in the industry.Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood Friend of ‘The Great Gatsby’
May 12, 2013
Now staying with his son and daughter-in-law in their small apartment in Bayside, Queens, he is facing two battles.In Sandy’s Wake, a New York Doorman Without a Home
November 23, 2012
While in London, Harriman also launched an affair with Pamela Churchill, daughter-in-law of the prime minister.Justice for Brett McGurk
June 20, 2012
"Mary, you are just as foolish as his daughter-in-law," said Mrs. North, impatiently.
"My daughter-in-law is crying her eyes out," the Captain sighed.
Why, his daughter-in-law; Lady Vargrave was a widow,—a Mrs. Cameron.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
In other homes the daughter-in-law serves her mother-in-law.The Chinese Fairy Book
“My daughter-in-law is crying her eyes out,” the Captain sighed.An Encore
- the wife of one's son
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