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cleave to (one)

To have sexual intercourse with one's spouse only, and no one else. I would never cheat on my husband—after all, I vowed to cleave to him until my dying day.
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cleave to someone

to be sexually faithful, usually to one's husband. (Biblical. As in the traditional marriage ceremony, "And cleave only unto him.") She promised to cleave only to him for the rest of her life.
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Asked if writing this novel was different from writing his previous books, Cleave says, "For the first time I felt that writing the book was its own reward.
Another problem facing the world, Cleave feels, is poverty.
But sounding like a character isn't the same thing as understanding her, and so Cleave strains our credulity when he asks us to believe that a woman who didn't love her family enough to be a faithful wife could summon the superhuman love to forgive her family's murderers.
Luego de embarcarse en una relacion imposible, lo que se revelara al final es el amor --no filial-- que la mujer profesa a su padre, Alexander Cleave.
Cleave carried the disease down to Devon from Northumberland after purchasing sheep in a local market just six days before the official outbreak.
The leadership succession plan has been in place for the past 18 months, with the public announcement of Van Cleave s intended year-end retirement coming in April 2013.
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12 October 2011 - US Cleave Biosciences, a recently established cancer therapies developer, said on Tuesday it had secured USD42m (EUR30.
The luncheon was organised by NSPCC Huddersfield chairman and Woodsome Hall Golf Club ladies' captain Rosie Cleave.
OppenheimerFunds Inc (OFI) has said that Julie Van Cleave has been named portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer Capital Appreciation Fund, effective immediately.
After trying to tie the Virginia Tech (VT) massacre to the ability to purchase weapons at gun shows from private sellers without the federal background check (even though that was not how the VT murderer acquired his weapons--he did in fact have a federal background check), Stahl asked Van Cleave if he thought the VT murders proved there is a need for stricter gun control.
99) 5 The Other Hand by Chris Cleave (Hodder and Stoughton, pounds 7.
ALBANY - Johnny Miles went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, and Jake Van Cleave was 2-for-4 with a double and three runs to lead Lane Community College to a 7-5 victory over Linn-Benton in the opening game of an NWAACC Southern Division baseball doubleheader on Thursday.
A broad area at one end of the molecule contains bladelike protein components that cleave RNA.