husbandly husbandly


  1. (adj) befitting or characteristic of a husband
  2. (adj) related to or suited to a husband


  1. Bess Truman, who had met Margaret's ship in New York, followed and got a husbandly peck on the cheek.
  2. The biggest single pledge in Wellesley's campaign so far, Nelson's husbandly gesture swelled the take to $5,082,851.
  3. Women are the suspicious sex: so a certain amount of husbandly experience -- as well as a long-established convention of popular culture -- teaches us.


  • He Gave ‘the Mundane Its Beautiful Due’

    Hermione Lee Updike by Adam Begley The Collected Stories: Collected Early Stories, Collected Later Stories by John Updike, edited by Christopher Carduff For over half a century, John Updike transformed everyday America into lavishly eloquent and observant language. This—even more than his virtuoso writing about sex, his close readings of adultery and husbandly guilt, his tracking of American ...
    on April 21, 2014     Source: New York Review of Books

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