Origin of monogamy
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Examples from the Web for monogamy
As Davies tells it, monogamy did not have much of a grip on the upper levels of public life.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine
August 25, 2014
He might have fallen off the monogamy wagon a couple of times after that, but I have to tell you, not very much.Murder, Sex, and the Writing Life: Norman Mailer’s Biography
Ronald K. Fried
November 19, 2013
With 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, monogamy may seem like impossible ideal.What’s So Bad About an Open Marriage?
November 11, 2013
Open relationships can be idealistic, cynical, natural, negotiated, beautiful, or abusive—just like monogamy.Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Open Relationships, and Divorce
November 19, 2011
But studies now show that monogamy is not a central feature to many gay and lesbian relationships.Gay Marriage Gets Cold Feet
July 2, 2011
To resume, monogamy is by far the most widespread form of marriage.The Sexual Question
(c) Does it not tend towards, and is it not fostered by, monogamy?Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I
Then they need desperately to know, "What is the case for monogamy?"
What has monogamy or polygamy or polyandry to do with this matter?
Monogamy was encouraged, and the idea of home came into being.The Perfect Gentleman
C17: via French from Late Latin monogamia, from Greek; see mono- + -gamy
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Word Origin and History for monogamy
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The practice or condition of being married to only one person at a time.
- The condition of having only one mate.
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