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noun as in sexual intercourse

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Yes, cities—those reviled warts on the American imagination, the ancient sources of all sin and fornication.

But, despite the obvious temptations, many come to Duck Beach precisely to avoid fornication - by finding a marriage partner.

And by the facility of her fornication she defiled the land, and played the harlot with stones and with stocks.

And I said to her that was worn out in her adulteries: Now will this woman still continue in her fornication.

It signifies a state of depravity,—a quality, and not an act,—and never can be properly translated by "adultery" or "fornication."

Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.

With this spiritual fornication, an idolatrous worship, there was connected the grossest lusts of the flesh.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fornication, such as: coition, coitus, copulation, intimacy, lovemaking, and relations.

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