Definition of Fornicates

1. Verb. (third-person singular of fornicate) ¹

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Definition of Fornicates

1. fornicate [v] - See also: fornicate

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fornicates


Literary usage of Fornicates

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1852)
"The case is this,—Marcus Bibulus falls frequently into drunkenness; when he is drunk he fights, and fornicates, and steals, and does (as it happens) all ..."

2. Musa Pedestris: Three Centuries of Canting Songs and Slang Rhymes (1536-1896) by John Stephen Farmer (1896)
"And couch till a palliard docked my dell = (literally) 'And lie quiet while a beggar deflowered my girl', but here probably = while a beggar fornicates with ..."

3. Memoirs of the Life and Writings of John Calvin by Elijah Waterman, Jean Calvin (1813)
"... with private admonitions, or brought scandal on the Church by an' evil •example. For instance, blasphemers, drunkards, fornicates, . strikers, ..."

4. The Works of Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty, Knight by Thomas Urquhart (1834)
"The Hollander deems him unworthy of the name of man that fornicates before he marry, but the Spaniard hardly doth repute him a man, who hath not exercised ..."

5. The Chester Plays by Dr Matthews, Hermann Deimling (1892)
"... to injure the Jews he has blessed immediately before. Also the interpretation which the author of this part gives to Num. xxv. 1 ( fornicates est cum ..."

6. The Greek Testament, with various readings [&c.], prolegomena, and a comm by Henry Alford (1877)
"... and will raise up us (ie our bodies) : so that the body is not perishable, and (resumed ver. 18) he that fornicates, sins against his own body. ..."

7. A Commentary: Critical, Practical and Explanatory, on the Old and New by Robert Jamieson, Andrew Robert Fausset, David Brown (1883)
"Proof that " he that fornicates sinneth against his own body" (v. 18). your body — not "bodies." As in ch. 3. 17, he represented the whole company ..."

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