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noun as in extramarital affair

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Additionally, adultery is not, in the grand scheme of things, the worst sin to have ever been committed.

The story revolves around an associate pastor at an active Protestant church in suburban Chicago who’s troubled by his own envy and adultery.

It would have been unthinkable under the Taliban, which stoned people for adultery.

From Ozy

Although Prince Charles had admitted to adultery in a prior television interview, this was the first time a senior royal had broken free of the conventions surrounding the palace and shone a light onto its inner workings.

From Time

The Army Reserve has opened an investigation into whether Cunningham engaged improperly with a subordinate’s family, in possible violation of the rules concerning adultery under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

It also contains some clunky passages of adultery, temptations of the flesh, and general sexual awkwardness.

But I say onto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

In fact, Rampal preached against adultery and “vulgar singing and dancing.”

Pounding is charged with one count each of assault, adultery, and conduct unbecoming an officer.

Typically, adultery charges are added to cases where there have been other offenses.

Adultery is a cause recognized in all of them, for which an absolute divorce can be granted.

We owe it neither to the Syriac tongue nor to the Hebrew, a jargon of the Syriac, in which adultery is called niuph.

The women of Lacedæmon, we are told, knew neither confession nor adultery.

Adultery is an evil only inasmuch as it is a theft; but we do not steal that which is given to us.

The Lacedæmonians, therefore, had good reason for saying that adultery was impossible among them.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to adultery, such as: infidelity, affair, cheating, fling, fornication, and immorality.

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