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  • noun Plural form of adultery.


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  • Those that had been old in adulteries, and long fixed in a proud opinion of themselves, were here, even the oldest of them, startled by the word of Christ; even scribes and Pharisees, who were most conceited of themselves, are by the power of Christ's word made to retire with shame.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • They added to do evil (so the Chaldee paraphrase expounds it); they were old in adulteries, and obstinate.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • God by his prophets warned them against making these dangerous leagues with foreigners (v. 43): Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries, that from the first was fond of leagues with the heathen, of matching with their families (Judg.iii. 6), and afterwards of making alliances with their kingdoms, and, though often disappointed therein, would never be dissuaded from it (this was the adultery she was old in), I said, Will they now commit whoredoms with her and she with them?

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • 43 Then said I unto her that was old in adulteries,

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Legal analysts say revealing his adulteries might be a good move by the defense.

    CNN Transcript Oct 4, 2004

  • The origin of these adulteries is from the depraved will connate to man, or from hereditary evil, which a man blindly obeys after he is capable of exercising his own judgement, not at all considering whether they are evils or not; wherefore it is said, that he does not think them of importance enough to consult the understanding respecting them: but the origin of the adulteries which are called adulteries of reason, is from a perverse understanding; and these adulteries are committed by those who confirm themselves in the persuasion that they are not evils of sin.

    The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love

  • Our ways may be wicked, and the movements of our mind wicked; such as adulteries, thefts, idolatries, slanders, strife, passion, sedition, vain-glory, and all that the apostle Paul enumerates among the works of the flesh.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • The resulting material is a vivid and poignant record of the sorrows and adulteries of England's upper and middle classes.

    Betrayals Of Love

  • By John Updike 2009 This collection draws together the stories John Updike wrote about Joan and Richard Maples over four decades, chronicling their marriage, adulteries and separation.

    Betrayals Of Love

  • A keenly observant writer, he turns his story into an amusingly bleak X-ray of present-day Korea, whose people are as interested in Bart Simpson as Kim Jong Il. Along the way, we meet a huge array of sharply drawn social types - comedians and tax cheats, porn addicts and schoolteachers, spoiled college kids and former student radicals like Ma-ri, who find their generational dreams of national reunification curdling into desperate adulteries.

    A Kafkaesque Spy Thriller Straddles Two Koreas


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