Examples of spouse in a Sentence
my brothers and sisters and their spouses
employees and their spouses are covered by the health plan
Recent Examples of spouse from the Web
The administration filed papers late Friday asking the court to clarify a June 26 ruling that said the government had to admit at least some close relatives, including spouses and parents-in-law.
The assumption is that employees have a spouse who is a full-time housewife back home.
Now, of course, no Democrat would admit this even to a spouse.
The silver anniversary of RB RSVP’s founding was celebrated on June 21, when current and former patrol members and their spouses, police officers, government representatives and Wilson gathered in the Rancho Bernardo Library’s community room.
Three months later, Arthur died, and Jim petitioned to be listed as the surviving spouse on his death certificate.
A volunteer is available 24 hours with information for spouses, family members and friends of problem drinkers.
Guests and spouses were responsible for their own expenses, the governor's office said at the time.
When money comes from only one spouse, however, a lack of transparency often...
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Origin and Etymology of spouse
Middle English, from Anglo-French espus (masculine) & espuse (feminine), from Latin sponsus betrothed man, groom & sponsa betrothed woman, bride, both from sponsus, past participle of spondēre to promise, betroth; akin to Greek spendein to pour a libation, Hittite šipant-
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of spouse
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Definition of spouse for English Language Learners
: someone who is married : a husband or wife
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