adulterous behavior

adulterous behavior

Actions that bely not only an unfaithfulness to one's spouse, but also a propensity toward deceit and licentiousness in general. I suspect that Ollie has been engaging in adulterous behavior recently. I wonder if his husband has picked up on it.
See also: behavior
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Still, if there is an Oscar for this type of adulterous behavior, then North Carolina's John Edwards should certainly get the golden figurine for a scandal that has gone on longer than Gone with the Wind.
Adultery was probably a symptom of a faltering marriage, rather than the cause; however, it is important to note that a woman's adulterous behavior is often what brought her case to the attention of the court in the first place.
In Mansfield Park Mary Crawford refers to her brother's adulterous behavior as "'folly.
A Woman Keeps a Secret by Susannah Centlivre, a play which depicts the adulterous behavior of a Portuguese nobleman's wife, her cousin Eliza, a married woman at the time, flirted with both James and Henry Austen and apparently caused some heartache in the young gentlemen.
It takes her a little while, however, to learn to view Maria's adulterous behavior as an ultimate blessing to herself.
The proposals, first reported by the New York Times, also potentially would adjust the consequences of adulterous behavior by allowing for bad conduct discharges instead of the more serious dishonorable discharge, which results in the loss of all benefits.
A possible premise is that wounds resulting from years of confronting segregation and discrimination must not conceal or supersede those caused by the adulterous behavior of fornication and extramarital liaison that Dr.
The consequences often involved brutal public beatings, but Engel finds that in conflicts resulting from lengthy separation, even if peasants did not condone a woman's adulterous behavior, "their beliefs about women's unruly nature and the need for male supervision often made them more understanding of it.
Rather than tolerating their husbands' drunkenness and adulterous behaviors or appealing to Mary to visit diseases upon their husbands (as one of Chapoton's prayers instructs them), the wives petitioned to end their marriages.