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fornicate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fornicate have sex without being married
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There was a 19th century Native American tribal chief who went under the name, "Not Able to Fornicate."
    • Fornicate (Bot) Arching over; overarched.
    • v. i Fornicate To commit fornication; to have unlawful sexual intercourse.
    • Fornicate Vaulted like an oven or furnace; arched.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An Athens legislator named Solon passed a law in the 6th century that let fathers sell their fornicating daughters into slavery.
    • fornicate Arched; vaulted or arched over like an oven or furnace, concave within and convex without; hollowed out underneath.
    • fornicate In bot.: Overarched with fornices, as the throat of the corolla of the forget-me-not.
    • fornicate Overarching: as, a fornicate appendage. Also forniciform.
    • fornicate To have illicit sexual intercourse: said of an unmarried person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Fornicate for′ni-kāt arched:
    • v.i Fornicate for′ni-kāt to commit lewdness: to have unlawful sexual intercourse
    • adj Fornicate for′ni-kāt (bot.) arching over
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Quotations

  • Charles Baudelaire
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    “The more a man cultivates the arts the less he fornicates. A more and more apparent cleavage occurs between the spirit and the brute.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fornicatus, p. p. of fornicari, to fornicate, fr. fornix, -icis, a vault, a brothel in an underground vault
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fornicatusfornix, an arch.

Usage

In literature:

I was victorious always, and I never committed fornication.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
The crimes of fornication and adultery are very severely punished.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
It is not true; the human race is not born of fornication.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
Fornication and adultery just weren't his meat, I'd say.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Will you tax murder lower than fornication?
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
"God's Plan with Men" by T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
They said to him: We were not born of fornication; we have one father, God.
"The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." by Various
Fornication is a sin, because it prevents pure marriages.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
His intellect is no more than a diverting hiatus between fornications.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
In naming uncleanness in addition to fornication, the reference is to all sensual affections in distinction from wedded love.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Babylon, of whose wine and delights all men have drunk and with whom all the nations of the Earth have committed fornication.
"When Dreams Come True" by Ritter Brown
To my Lord it was said by some: 'Thou hast a devil; a man that is a glutton, born of fornication'.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
The real Cause of Fornication, and Adultery, the Root of the Evil, is Lust.
"A Letter to Dion" by Bernard Mandeville
This is the assigned reason for committing fornication.
"Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects" by Henry Newell Guernsey
Madam, we do not glory in fornication; and yet I thank God, I cannot live without a woman.
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.
"Mary, Help of Christians" by Various
From the spirit of fornication, deliver us, O Jesus.
"General Catholic Devotions" by Bonaventure Hammer
The crime of fornication to be punished with forfeiture.
"Lancashire Folk-lore" by John Harland
Lying, cheating, and stealing, as well as adultery and fornication, were deemed scandalous offences, and were punished.
"History of the Early Settlement of the Juniata Valley" by U. J. (Uriah James) Jones
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In poetry:

And thus, adjusted to our lot,
Our kisses will be doubly hot—
Fornicating (like good machines)
We'll try the chances of our genes.
"War Resisters' Song" by Thomas McGrath
Whatever sin, besides, th' offender does,
It slays but one transgressor at a time:
But fornication two at once undoes,
Whenever any do commit the crime.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
Uncleanness of all kind, and ev'ry guile,
Deceit, and fornication, cast away,
Avoid excess, and hide thy vices vile;
For God does all thy wickedness survey.
"Mr. Prichard's Complaint Of The Town Of Llandovery (The Author's Parish) And His Advice And Warning " by Rees Prichard
The fornications of the great,
And gentlewomen of estate,
Who use the servant, when the husband's gone —
The crimes, the murders now abroad,
Each daring theft and private fraud, Shall then to ev'ry prying eye be shown.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Michelle Mulherin announced that fornication is "probably the single most likely cause of unwanted pregnancies in this country.".
" Seashore " Artist: Steven A Clark Album: Fornication Under the Consent of the King.
God does not approve of extra-marital affairs or fornication and God does not approve of homosexual acts.
Women's MMA star Ronda Rousey, who recently became the first female fighter in the UFC, says she has as much sex as possible before a fight because fornication raises a woman's testosterone level.
Nine pairs of fornicating turtle fossils have been found in Germany, frozen in time while having sex some 50 million years ago, according to a recent study published in Biology Letters.
I can respect and tolerate that consensual adults of the same sex find fornicating one another their right to do.
Apparently, the villagers thought it had evil powers and were convinced it was the result of fornicating during an eclipse.
Mary Roach explores fornication around the animal kingdom in her book Bonk.
Fornicating with a porn star is as easy as reaching into your pockets and the depth of your pockets determines the quality of sexual partner you get.
He may not save us from our fornicating or slothful or ass-coveting ways, More.
Klum was responding to Seal 's comment that she was "fornicating with the help" while married, a reference to her relationship with her bodyguard Martin Kristen.
Cinnabar delivers a boozing, fighting, fornicating Kurt Weill tribute.
The 2011 Ig Nobel Award Winners: Wasabi Alarm Clocks, Beetle/Beer Bottle Fornication, and More Weird Science.
Wed hot 1 she would be all kinds of kinky, whack hot 3 she might like to eat instead of swallow,hot 2 fornicate all over hot 2.
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