01. Employees are welcome to bring their [spouse] to the annual Christmas party.
02. Please indicate on the form if your [spouse] is insured under any other medical plan.
03. Our parental leave plan allows either you or your [spouse] to take up to six months of paid leave after the birth of a child.
04. You must indicate on your income tax form how much your [spouse] has earned for the year .
05. My job offers medical and dental benefits for myself, my [spouse] and my children.
06. If you live with a boyfriend or girlfriend for 2 or more years, he or she is considered to be your [spouse], with the same benefits and obligations as if you were married.
07. If I die before I retire, will my [spouse] receive my pension?
08. The [spousal] benefits under this plan do not include receiving your pension if you die first.
09. A recent study has shown housework chores to be a major area of dispute between [spouses].
10. Because women generally live longer than men, most men have a [spouse] who looks after them until death, while most women do not.
11. Someone once joked, "Get a new car for your [spouse]; it's an excellent trade!"
12. If your [spouse] becomes disabled, you may receive some government benefits to allow you to care for him or her.
13. Any major financial questions should be discussed with your [spouse] before you make any decisions.
14. Enjoyment of sex with one's [spouse] is seen as a major factor in maintaining a happy marriage.
15. It is a great emotional strain for a person when a [spouse] is diagnosed with cancer, but unfortunately all the attention is usually given to the patient, and his or her partner's need for support may be overlooked.
16. It is illegal to marry the former [spouse] of a grandparent in some parts of the United States.
17. In Russia, when a friend is leaving on a trip, it is common for this person and a close friend or [spouse] to sit in silence on the traveler's packed suitcases for a few minutes before he or she leaves. This moment of togetherness is believed to cause the traveler to have a safe journey.
18. Dr. Benjamin Spock once said, "I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his [spouse]."
19. Akbarali Jetha once noted that often we change jobs, friends and [spouses] instead of ourselves.
20. There is a Cape Verdean proverb which holds that a person without a [spouse] is like a vase without flowers.
21. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that [spouses] that love each other say a thousand things without speaking.
22. There is an Indian proverb which states that the [spouse] of a woman is a man, but the [spouse] of a man is his livelihood.
23. In England, until the first Divorce Court was established in 1857, men often traded their unwanted [spouses] like any other possession.
24. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending [spouses].
25. Surveys show that many ex-[spouses] develop pleasant and cooperative shared parenting arrangements following their divorce.

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  • Spouse — (spouz), n. [OF. espous, espos, fem. espouse, F. [ e]poux, [ e]pouse, fr. L. sponsus, sponsa, prop. p. p. of spondere, sponsum, to promise solemnly, to engage one s self. Cf. {Despond}, {Espouse}, {Respond}, {Sponsor}.] 1. A man or woman engaged… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spouse — (spouz), v. t. [See {Espouse}, and {Spouse}, n.] To wed; to espouse. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This markis hath her spoused with a ring. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Though spoused, yet wanting wedlock s solemnize. Spenser. [1913 Webster] She was found… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spouse — I noun coniunx, consort espouse, helpmate, helpmeet, husband, marital partner, marriage partner, mate, wife II index consort Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • spouse — spouse·hood; spouse·less; spouse; …   English syllables

  • spouse — c.1200, a married woman in relation to her husband (also of men), from O.Fr. spus (fem. spuse), from L. sponsus bridegroom (fem. sponsa bride ), from masc. and fem. pp. of spondere to bind oneself, promise solemnly, from PIE *spend to make an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • spouse — [spaus, spauz] n formal [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: espous(e), from Latin sponsus promised (in marriage) , from spondere; SPONSOR1] a husband or wife ▪ Spouses were invited to the company picnic. >spousal [ˈspauzəl] adj ▪ spousal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spouse — [ spaus ] noun count FORMAL * a husband or wife …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spouse — is a convenient gender neutral term, less formal in tone than it once was, for a married man in relation to his wife and a married woman in relation to her husband …   Modern English usage

  • spouse — [n] one of a married couple better half*, bride, companion, groom, helpmate, husband, man, mate, partner, roommate, wife, woman; concept 414 …   New thesaurus

  • spouse — ► NOUN ▪ a husband or wife. ORIGIN Latin sponsus, from spondere betroth …   English terms dictionary

  • spouse — [spous; ] also, esp. for vt. [, spouz] n. [ME spus < OFr espous < L sponsus, betrothed, pp. of spondere: see SPONSOR] a partner in marriage; (one s) husband or wife vt. spoused, spousing Archaic to marry; wed …   English World dictionary