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  • But it was only decent, and now I was a cheater, and I couldn’t ruin my record of fidelity on something merely average.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • That opening is scientifically and mathematically positioned by a factory-trained technician to enhance the TT AB-700’s true high-fidelity sound!"
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen," Oscar said.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • On the contrary, he was a magnificent man with a stentorian voice and a gray, leonine head who gave the appearance that justice was a frail maiden whom he served with unswerving fidelity.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • "Haven’t I told you that the only single thing I absolutely demand from you is fidelity?" he said.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Her fidelity turned in an instant to bitter hatred and he saw that she would betray him.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Thus in the course of the campaign he handled many hundreds of dollars of the Hebrew brewer’s money, administering it with naive and touching fidelity.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Her hairdresser could count on absolute fidelity and punctuality.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I hope there is no reason to distrust his fidelity?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • For the rest, he was dumb, blind, and deaf, and of unimpeachable fidelity.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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  • The incorruptible fidelity, piety and honesty, of Uncle Tom, had more than one development, to her personal knowledge.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Then I should have asked you to accept my pledge of fidelity and to give me yours.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Hence those vows of fidelity exacted upon a Testament, and hence also the allusions to a possibility of something happening on the very morning of the wedding.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Drunk one night, they got matching tattoos, each proclaiming their fidelity to the corps.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • This advice of the Spaniard’s I approved extremely; and so satisfied was I of his fidelity that I esteemed him ever after.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • No wisdom on earth could have given me the comfort that I should have derived from their simplicity and fidelity; but I could never, never, undo what I had done.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He wondered if he ever should see his wife again, now that Captain Black had planted in his mind such strong doubts about the fidelity and character of all women.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • "This paper, my friend," said Faria, "I may now avow to you, since I have the proof of your fidelity—this paper is my treasure, of which, from this day forth, one-half belongs to you."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I never held fidelity to be a Virtue.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • One of these was fidelity.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • But through what seems to me occasional excess of literal fidelity his English is now and then somewhat crabbed.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • A Greek scholar himself, Lattimore was loudly praised by members of his profession for his ruthless fidelity to the original.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Why have I no report on the causes of his fidelity to the parish church?
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Miss Pross’s fidelity of belief in Solomon (deducting a mere trifle for this slight mistake) was quite a serious matter with Mr. Lorry, and had its weight in his good opinion of her.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • Is it for you to pique yourself upon inviolable fidelity?
    Voltaire  --  Candide
  • You mean, said Msimangu coldly, that she believed in fidelity?
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Their fidelity and sagacity are below par now.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Traitor, cruel, vindictive, and perfidious, wherein had this poor wretch failed in his fidelity, who with such frankness showed thee the secrets and the joys of his heart?
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Of course, he smiled darkly at their delusion, but passed it by with the sad superiority of one who knew that his fidelity like his love was unalterable.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Then suddenly that love, that devotion, which throughout his courtship she had looked upon as the slavish fidelity of a dog, seemed to vanish completely.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • She had a mature capacity for fidelity, for belief, for suffering.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • The raising of ghosts or devils was a promise liberally accorded by my favourite authors, the fulfilment of which I most eagerly sought; and if my incantations were always unsuccessful, I attributed the failure rather to my own inexperience and mistake than to a want of skill or fidelity in my instructors.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • And so, along paths bordered by tender regard, by total fidelity, they began to go their semi-separate ways-his a public route, a march of satisfying conquests, and hers a private one that eventually wound through hospital corridors.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • "Sometimes, unconsciously, Daugherty expressed it, with more fidelity to exactness, ’a great-looking President.’ "
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • I would trust to my fidelity and perseverance — and to Dora.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Gringoire was touched to the heart by the fidelity of his only spectator.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Marital fidelity had become "news."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Let everyone, let all Petersburg see the children begging in the streets, though their father was an honourable man who served all his life in truth and fidelity, and one may say died in the service.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • A military surgeon would have admired the clinical fidelity of the artist’s rendition of all Christ’s wounds-the spear wound, the thorn wounds, the holes that were made by the iron spikes.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Soul of fidelity, decorum.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • She unmistakably prided herself on her courage, and wished Anna to appreciate the fidelity of her friendship.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Without disputing a truth so momentous, we must be allowed to consider this version of Mr. Dimmesdale’s story as only an instance of that stubborn fidelity with which a man’s friends—and especially a clergyman’s—will sometimes uphold his character, when proofs, clear as the mid-day sunshine on the scarlet letter, establish him a false and sin-stained creature of the dust.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Albert was the Captain’s hammock-boy, a sort of sea-valet in whose discretion and fidelity his master had much confidence.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • A man who in life has put so much stock in "heart"—in loyalty and trust, in courage and fidelity, in having a true heart—can only die by a blow to the heart.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • UP FROM SLAVERY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY By Booker T. Washington This volume is dedicated to my Wife Margaret James Washington And to my Brother John H. Washington Whose patience, fidelity, and hard work have gone far to make the work at Tuskegee successful.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • In the rude ancient times it was deemed a wise precaution to have both hands of both drinkers employed, lest while the pledger pledged his love and fidelity to the pledgee, the pledgee take that opportunity to slip a dirk into him!
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • "What a fuss people make about fidelity!" exclaimed Lord Henry.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • But you need him so as to contemplate continually your heroic fidelity and to reproach him for infidelity.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
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