Husband and Wife

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Husband and Wife

A status that, among other things, entitles a couple to file a joint income tax return. For the purpose of joint returns, common-law marriages are recognized only if the state in which the two persons reside recognizes such marriages or if the state in which the marriage began recognizes common-law marriages. The status as husband and wife on the last day of the tax year governs the right to file a joint return.
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Defarge looked gloomily at his wife, and gave no other answer than a gruff sound of acquiescence.
I will tell you: it is because he is away upon my business, and I hear that his wife Anadi is sick--it is she who lies there, is it not?
He consented joyfully, but before they were married, the young girl changed my wife into a hind, and it is she whom you see before you.
Before he went he said to his wife, 'Now mind you do not say when you see me that I am the Crab.
But my Wife had not my experience, nor the coolness necessary to note these characteristics.
If she had been a great lady she would have fainted; but as she was only a procurator's wife, she contented herself saying to the Musketeer with concentrated fury, "Eh, Monsieur Porthos, you don't offer me any holy water?
Wakefield sifts his ideas, however, as minutely as he may, and finds himself curious to know the progress of matters at home--how his exemplary wife will endure her widowhood of a week; and, briefly, how the little sphere of creatures and circumstances, in which he was a central object, will be affected by his removal.
The wife of a free trapper to be equipped and arrayed like any ordinary and undistinguished squaw?
My wife was even now gently urging me to battle, and I hold it better that I should go, for victory is ever fickle.
Had I taken that very fairy to be the wife of my bosom?
Luigi was now in the habit of waiting till his wife was asleep, and then going up to his garret to write.
If I thought she cared for me, I would go to her, right now, tonight, and pour out my heart to her, wife or no wife.