adultery

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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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The same law that said an adulteress should be stoned demanded the same punishment for a rebellious child.
Minuciosamente investigado, The Adulteress on the Spanish Stage proporciona un valioso estudio en un area de la historia y la cultura de Espana que ha recibido una gran atencion academica hasta ahora, mientras sirve como plataforma para dar a conocer numerosos dramas no-canonicos del periodo.
But Ray could be persuasive, so Jake finds himself staking out the home of wealthy Barbara Plummer, a suspected adulteress. The mission seems simple enough hang around, take a few pictures, sip a little bourbon.
There's also the leading role in Mewsy the Adulteress, a new music-theatre piece based on an erotic novel in tweets by tenor Isaiah Bell.
At one point, a whiff of something unpleasant seeps into the proceedings: the faint suggestion that Viviane may be an adulteress. Meanwhile, Elisha does not deny that he is emotionally remote, and has never even thanked Viviane for letting his mother live with them for two decades.
The Christian world very wisely affixed the word "old" to the Old Testament to differentiate from the New Testament, allowing practicing Christians to discard or ignore rules from the old book (for example, current followers do not stone an adulteress or cut off the hands of thieves).
Lady Wisdom blesses those who seek her, but she also issues timely warnings: Don't follow the adulteress with her smooth words (2:16).
But now--surprise!--Gia Arnold is back in it to win it due to "the tremendous outpouring of support" for the confessed adulteress as news of her sexual affair re-routed her political affairs.
Aberg plays with our minds, twisting perception and reality and masterfully incorporating video projections to convey adulteress Vittoria's portrayal of herself in this harsh narcissistic world.
Christ refused to judge the adulteress that the Pharisees wanted to stone.
when Hester Prynne was declared an adulteress (3 6 3)