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Definition faithfulness to others — especially exclusiveness of sexual partners


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  • 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
  • Is this the end of all my bursting prayers? all my life-long fidelities?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • 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
  • She had a mature capacity for fidelity, for belief, for suffering.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • 'There, captain,' says he, 'there's part of a pledge for our fidelity; if we deal dishonestly with you on any account, 'tis your own.'
    Daniel Defoe  --  Moll Flanders
  • Not unfrequently when all the other faculties are numb and failing memory does its offices with the greatest fidelity.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • I never held fidelity to be a Virtue.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Soul of fidelity, decorum.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Her friend easily recognised it, and with it the worth of the other's fidelity.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Might be she has designs on my fidelity, heh.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • But marital fidelity is commoner there than it is on Earth; it simply is not legislated.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Her hairdresser could count on absolute fidelity and punctuality.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Marital fidelity had become "news."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • By my fidelity, this is not well, Master Ford; this wrongs you.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • From that hapless moment the graces, the attachment, the fidelity of the young Indian, had lost their power to please.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • "There is no 'big Me' and 'little you,' " T. M. Alexander, one of the founders of the Southeastern Fidelity Fire Insurance Company, said.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Sacrifice, hope, courage, nobility, fidelity—these had no place here now.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Then I should have asked you to accept my pledge of fidelity and to give me yours.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I was mindful of the fact that the most senior ANC people would be watching my release from abroad, and attempting to gauge my fidelity from a distance.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I would trust to my fidelity and perseverance — and to Dora.'
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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