the state of being a wife.
wifely character or quality; wifeliness.
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How to use wifehood in a sentence
Those who voted for Hillary wonder how long she'll be content with an office wifehood of the Saudi variety.
Their ideal of wifehood and motherhood is fundamentally wrong.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4) | W. Grant Hague
But herein, as on so many other points, she subdued her natural impulse, and conformed to her husband's idea of wifehood.In the Year of Jubilee | George Gissing
Her wifehood, for a month or two ago she would have done likewise, had developed her in a way that marriage had not developed him.The Angel of Pain | E. F. Benson
He hesitated; then, insolently: "Your choice between—honest wifehood and honest divorce."The Firing Line | Robert W. Chambers
The world has advanced, Mr. Mario, and is filled with sad-eyed mothers and with widows who have scarcely known wifehood.The Orchard of Tears | Sax Rohmer