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[wahyf-hoo d] /ˈwaɪf hʊd/
the state of being a wife.
wifely character or quality; wifeliness.
Origin of wifehood
1350-1400; Middle English wifhood, Old English wīfhād. See wife, -hood Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was no trivial task, she saw, to face Jeff's wife and drag her back to wifehood.

    The Prisoner Alice Brown
  • She accepts the disadvantages of wifehood and foregoes the advantages.

    Possessed Cleveland Moffett
  • Shall these women, it is asked, be denied motherhood as well as wifehood?

    The Family and it's Members Anna Garlin Spencer
  • The eldest early assumed the burdens of wifehood and maternity.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • She is new to wifehood, and she stands a little in awe of Jasper Wilmarth.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • What standard of womanhood and wifehood remained to such men?

    The Art of Disappearing John Talbot Smith
  • Then it occurred to her, for the first time in her wifehood, to think what she would do if he were lost.

  • For seven years she had been absorbed in wifehood and motherhood.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Their ideal of wifehood and motherhood is fundamentally wrong.

  • She put it to herself that—as she believed—she had a talent for wifehood.

    A Lost Cause Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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