cleave to

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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A man maun leave fether and mother (I'm yer fether), and cleave to his wife.
To be sure I might have known him, for every one was willing enough to tell me about him, and he himself was no accomplished hypocrite, but I was wilfully blind; and now, instead of regretting that I did not discern his full character before I was indissolubly bound to him, I am glad, for it has saved me a great deal of battling with my conscience, and a great deal of consequent trouble and pain; and, whatever I ought to have done, my duty now is plainly to love him and to cleave to him, and this just tallies with my inclination.
For of this be sure, blood will flow in rivers before the deed is done; many will still cleave to the king, for men worship the sun that still shines bright in the heavens, rather than that which has not risen.
Possibly you think that Adam was not at all sagacious in his interpretations, and that it was altogether extremely unbecoming in a sensible man to behave as he did--falling in love with a girl who really had nothing more than her beauty to recommend her, attributing imaginary virtues to her, and even condescending to cleave to her after she had fallen in love with another man, waiting for her kind looks as a patient trembling dog waits for his master's eye to be turned upon him.
Mary Cleave to its Board of Directors, effective October 1st, 2007.
The Liberal government, aided and abetted by ideologically driven courts, has launched a major attack on every Christian in Canada who accepts the Bible as the rule of faith and practice (for all who cleave to traditional marriage will be viewed as bigots and discriminators).
5) Interestingly, the abundant allusions to all aspects of theatre constitute the novel's sole area of shared reference and its main claim to realism-only acting links Cleave to life.
MACBETH: If you shall cleave to my consent, when 'tis,