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dowery

[dou-uh-ree, dou-ree] /ˈdaʊ ə ri, ˈdaʊ ri/
noun, plural doweries.
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  • If this be the accurate reading, Grainnes dowery must have formed an element in the conflict.

  • And jest at this time the dowery in Loontown fell onto Elnathan, so that they all come East.

  • In conformity with this conception the Libyan maidens earned their dowery by their surrender.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • Women who had been convicted of adultery, were compelled to give a part of their dowery to their deceived husbands.

    Woman and Socialism August Bebel
  • This dowery he regards as the equivalent of, and as fatal to him as the treasures of the Argive Helen were to Menelaus.

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