One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘On Christmas Eve, Ralph invited all of the wifeless sailors who hadn't any place better to go over to his house for a good time.’
- ‘I have been rendered wifeless by the Pandavs and therefore I want Panchali, the wife of the Pandavs.’
- ‘And though he tried not to make a tragedy out of being wifeless, sometimes his spirits hardly soared at all when he saw the great mountain.’
- ‘Charlotte enters Maggie's household and comes to the attention of the wifeless Adam Verver, who proposes to her.’
- ‘All will honour his enthusiasm, and if he be wifeless and childless, his disregard of the great object of men's work will be blameless.’
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