adulterous behavior

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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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It is too simplistic to suggest that a little girl with an unfaithful daddy is likely to become someone's mistress when she grows up; adulterous relationships are as complicated as marriages.
I doubt whether a priest would require the confession of a lifetime of serious sins, though he might ask whether the communicant lives in a sinful state, such as living in an adulterous or common-law relationship, or practising contraception, etc.
The play's title alludes to a verse in the Gospel according to Matthew: 'Our evil and adulterous generation demands a sign.
Even though most of the popular works of American literature had to dispense with adulterous love as a plot device, obstacles of every other kind could prevent lovers from realizing their passion until the novel ended.
Shocking violence, sexual explicitness and adulterous relationships, and appalling language.
Since any sexual situation was deemed adulterous from the time of a girl's betrothal, the laws regarding what should be done were explicit for each circumstance.
The deep ditch separating them is an adulterous affair their father has dug for himself: the loud, lewd, mistress who is bent on publicly embarrassing Mrs.
And someone is sending Caroline anonymous letters about her husband's behavior, which is adulterous.
Married first in her teens and pregnant by the age of 19, Jan's autobiography entitled Addicted to Love reveals the truth about the most intimate aspects of her personal life including the back street abortion she had at 19, the adulterous relationships she endured and why she's determined to never marry again.
The first murder in the book is between cousins--the victim is a woman who has offended her clan with an adulterous affair and is shot in an honor killing.
Morio Kimura over a media report that he had been involved in an adulterous affair with a resident who had consulted him on tax matters.
The appeals court held that the deputy's adulterous affair was not constitutionally protected, noting that the right to engage in an intimate sexual relationship with the spouse of another could not be said to be deeply rooted in the nation's history and tradition.
As Keevak points out, any biographical reading of the Sonnets from the point of view of early modern culture inevitably reveals at least one sodomitical relationship, whether it be a same-sex physical relationship with the Young Man or an adulterous relationship with the Dark Lady.
Adulterous Alliances is no exception; Helgerson casts his arguments to cover more than early modern England and, moving from the 1590s into the eighteenth century, focuses on dramatic and visual representations of what he terms the "prehistory" of mostly middle-class domestic life (1).
In the finale, the adulterous couple met up after their banishment.