adulteress

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adulteress a woman adulterer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Adulteress A woman who commits adultery.
    • Adulteress (Script) A woman who violates her religious engagements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n adulteress A woman guilty of adultery. Formerly also spelled adultress.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Fem. from L. adulter,. Cf. Advoutress

Usage

In literature:

They represent this weeping and wailing adulteress as a goddess.
"Barlaam and Ioasaph" by St. John of Damascus
My wife is an adulteress, and my servants in league with villains to rob me!
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
Perish the thought that his Louise is an adulteress, that she ever had a lover, has one now!
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
Was not Jean a woman like the rest, and why should his wife be faithful when every other woman of rank was an adulteress!
"Graham of Claverhouse" by Ian Maclaren
Go again, love a woman beloved of her friend and an adulteress.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
No doubt, the adulteress was severely punished among them; but the same did not hold good with regard to the adulterer.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
The Pharisees bring Him an adulteress.
"Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne" by John Ruskin
Remember the mercifulness of Jesus towards Magdalen and the adulteress!
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
Now, Moses has ordered us in the law to stone the adulteress.
"The Silver Cross or The Carpenter of Nazareth" by Eugène Sue
By means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
"Weighed and Wanting" by Dwight Moody
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In news:

An adulteress could in theory be stoned, Iran prosecutor says.
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