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adultery

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not the legal spouse. For good reasons, adultery has generally been condemned. It has ethical, theological and legal implications. In some cultures adultery still carries a death penalty.
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It's an invitation to look for the thread of God's faithfulness, even through episodes shaped by human unfaithfulness and sin.
This Jubilee of Jubilees expressed the hope that the demise of Antiochus IV would lead to the full inheritance that God had promised and that the people had lost because of their convenantal unfaithfulness.
It can be attributed to the lack of awareness and misconception of the basic purposes of marriage, absence of family culture, lack of religious principles, unwillingness to take up responsibility and unfaithfulness towards the spouse.
In this way we also learn the inner thoughts and motivations of the four main characters: Bea's selfishness, Penn's insecurities and unfaithfulness, James' fatal psychological illness and Evie's own obsession with keeping everything preserved.
Tiger Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion, sparking widespread attention to reports of unfaithfulness to his wife, Elin Nordegren.
The story continues to enchant audiences today as it deals with the timeless issues of love, unfaithfulness, reason and emotion.
The plot continues to enchant audiences even today since it grapples with the timeless issues of love and unfaithfulness, reason and emotion, which co-exist in a comic story where deception entwines with the truth and the facade co-exists with the face.
Although John knew Betty was onto him, he assumed there was nothing she could do about his unfaithfulness, but he was to be proved severely wrong in a very unearthly way.
The final piece of the concert will be Gustav Mahler's Adagio from the 10th Symphony which reflects his wife's unfaithfulness to him.
But I suppose overall I should be grateful - especially in this age of uber unfaithfulness - that Mr H is the kind of man who is capable of being totally committed and everlastingly loyal, come what may.
I do accept on any view that over the years you had to put up with quite a lot from your husband - particularly his unfaithfulness and more recently the birth of a daughter by another woman, only months before you killed him.
Former primer slammed Asif Ali Zardari and the Pakistan People's Party for what he said their unfaithfulness towards Sindh.