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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Husbands were to divorce and then publicly prosecute adulterous wives, or risk a legal charge of pandering; the woman's penalty was exile and loss of half her property.(85) This was part of the definition of the new imperial authority, Augustus acting as paterfamilias patriae.
'Oyindolapo is such an unfaithful, adulterous and a pathological liar who is not fit to be a housewife
The affair coincided with the Lewinsky scandal and Rev Jackson's unofficial position as adviser to President Clinton on his adulterous fling with the White House intern.
While there is no law against repeatedly having adulterous oral sex with the president of the United States, a woman who does it in and around the Oval Office might reasonably be expected to anticipate that word could get out, causing her some loss of privacy.
One of the raunchiest shows on TV, it contains steamy bedroom scenes, back-stabbing, virtual nudity, and multiple adulterous affairs.
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." (p.
In the New Testament parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:11-13), the Pharisee prayed in the temple, "`O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity -- greedy, dishonest, adulterous -- or even like this tax collector.
The narrative centers on the adulterous affair between Anna, wife of Aleksey Karenin, and Count Vronsky, a young bachelor.
His handling of chivalric themes often rebukes the usual traditions of knighthood and courtly love, for, instead of making women necessarily either sinful temptations or the objects of a grand but adulterous passion, he glorifies married love and a calmer kind of real affection.
'My husband is adulterous, not trustworthy and dangerous; he beats me at every opportunity, even in front of our children and neighbours.
The 30-year-old, who plays adulterous Gabrielle Solis, was overlooked in the Golden Globes and Emmy nominations.
Lane, who was nominated for best actress at this year's Academy Awards for her role as an adulterous housewife in the film Unfaithful, is seeking lawyers' fees and other court costs, as well as the balance due on her contract.
The damning disclosure comes as his wife Maxine's night of adulterous drunken passion with Dr Matt Ramsden comes to light months after the event.
A mother jailed for life for murdering the teenage daughter she believed had insulted the honour of their family with her adulterous pregnancy yesterday lost her Appeal Court bid for freedom.
7) that the marriage bond cannot be dissolved because of adultery on the part of either the husband or the wife; and that neither party, not even the innocent one who gave no cause for the adultery, can contract another marriage while the other party is still living; and that adultery is committed both by the husband who dismisses his adulterous wife and marries again and by the wife who dismisses her adulterous husband and marries again; let him be anathema."