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‘Wife’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Wife’ as a noun.

1

He did not blame his wife for what was his own fault.

From ‘The Railway Children’, by Edith Nesbit.

2

I invite you all to come up to the house and visit Mrs Poole’s patient, and my wife!

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

3

He had the pleasure of being eagerly questioned by his wife and his five daughters at once.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

4

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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You won’t make a factory look like a house, though you decorate its front and plant rose-bushes all round it.

From ‘Greenmantle’, by John Buchan.

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