His father's objection to Miss Baker was solely because of her dowerless condition.
You are doing all you can to oppose me, and you have determined to marry the dowerless daughter of a poor soldier.
Tremenhere had married Minnie dowerless; but what a rich fortune she laid before him in the proofs of his mother's fame!
The story in question is the famous one of the young man St. Nicholas and his gifts to the dowerless maidens.
They took it for granted that he wished to marry her, dowerless as she was, and they kept out of his way.
There, aided by nuns, she cared for and educated two hundred and fifty pupils, dowerless daughters of impoverished nobles.
If not, did the mother know that nothing would tempt Howard Jerrold into an alliance with a dowerless daughter?
She is dowerless and friendless, except her young brother and an old grandfather, who maybe sleeps in his grave by this time.
Perhaps, too, he might expect murmurs at his choice of a dowerless princess from his vassals of the Tirol.
Dolokhov was a suitable and in some respects a brilliant match for the dowerless, orphan girl.