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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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Mr Cleaves said the college would be central to a wealth of vocations outside the rail sector.
Mr Cleaves joined National Express from Tube Lines, a privatised part of the London Underground, where he worked for 12 years to create a management company for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines.
Right: Slaid Cleave, a New Englander who apprenticed in Ireland before moving to Texas, will round up a host of American influences when he plays at Cafe Paradiso on Tuesday.
To verify this hypothesis, we performed a platelet treatment with the cobra venom metalloprotease mocarhagin, which cleaves GpIba.
Mr Cleaves added: "Transport is one of the key challenges facing the LEP and I am looking forward to being able to play my part.
Mr Cleaves will join the firm's headquarters above the new pounds 15 million coach station in Digbeth, which opened its doors last year.
In the new study, published in the June 23 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Miller and Cleaves focused on a class of UV-screening polymers called tholins, which resemble kerogen, a gunky material in oil shale that yields petroleum.
The antibody rapidly cleaves cocaine molecules into two inert fragments, neither of which has any narcotic effect.