[ UK /wˈa‍ɪv/ ]
  1. take (someone) as a wife
  2. marry a woman, take a wife
  3. provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife
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How To Use wive In A Sentence

  • Burke's execution was witnessed by the novelist Sir Walter Scott, who sympathized with the general opinion that both men's wives had served as accomplices, and that the anatomists had been accessories to the murders.
  • A family law barrister close to the Crikey crew advises that many men attempt to talk down their earning capacity when they are negotiating settlements with former wives.
  • In her new role she will help to develop the midwives' public health role, with increased support for breastfeeding and encouraging mothers-to-be to stop smoking.
  • Both are equipped with studs for sling swivels.
  • He sat like a king on a throne, his beaklike nose high in the air, introducing his wives. The Season of Risks
  • The wives showed themselves true to stereotype by forever cooking meals containing an abundance of chips and driving to shoe shops in Japanese cabriolets.
  • In the future, fights and disagreements between husbands and wives will simply result in the immediate end of their marriages.
  • According to the pamphlet issued to midwives, fathers often feel like 'the invisible parent ... uninformed and unwelcomed'. Times, Sunday Times
  • Despite the challenges that prevail, our women have 'shouldered' the burdens with great resilience and dignity; and many of the successes that we claim toady, must be credited to our mothers, grandmothers, wives, aunts and sisters. Jamaica Information Service
  • One last prediction the model makes is that the income differential paid to prostitutes will rise with the status the culture accords wives.
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