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intr.v. for·ni·cat·ed, for·ni·cat·ing, for·ni·cates
To commit fornication.

[Late Latin fornicārī, fornicāt-, from fornix, fornic-, vault, vaulted cellar, brothel; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]

for′ni·ca′tor n.
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Noun1.fornicator - someone who commits adultery or fornicationfornicator - someone who commits adultery or fornication
debauchee, libertine, rounder - a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
wencher - someone who patronizes prostitutes
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nHurer m (inf), → Hurenbock m (inf); (woman) → Hure f (inf)
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The Bible condemns the greedy as followers of Satan in Ephesians 5:5: "Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater), has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God" (Meeks, 1993: 2198-2199).
Hamm, in this case, is melancholic because of his inability to love as he labels his father "accursed progenitor" and "accursed fornicator" or as he shows hostility toward the toy dog considering it to be a "dirty brute" and throws it away (57).
'Omnis fornicator aut immundus non habet hereditatem Christi': (34) Non shall in heuyn posses that be so vnthryfty!
"The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers." (An-Nur 24:3)
When it isn't a madman's lucid, riveting tale of murdering his wife The Kreutzer Sonata is like having to listen to a beloved relative speak his racism or other pet stupidity; Tolstoy condemned himself as a "fornicator" (Katz 316; August 19, 1889) and, like Pozdnyshev, tortured himself for it.
Himka combines the diachronic study of selected motifs (the tollbooths, the "new hell," the almsgiving fornicator) with a synchronic analysis of the structure of several selected icons.
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fornicator types (a male and a female collected in copula).
("There is a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity," he once told a magazine, " even a stinker like Hitler didn't just pick on them for no reason.") What should be clear to anyone who has read Dahl's stories for children, or, even more starkly, to those who have perused his fiction for adultsMy Uncle Oswald, for example, a novel about "the greatest fornicator of all time"is what Donald Sturrock's Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl (Simon and Schuster, September) also makes abundantly clear: that Dahl's great gift was the application of an impressive skill for crafting compelling narratives to his anti-social, bizarre vision of the world.
Sharia is a mass of contradictions on this point, but there is plenty of support for Muhammad's saying that "for a fornicator, there is stoning." Sometimes the punishments for men and women are equal, but sometimes they are not.
When I moved in with my boyfriend, my father accused me of being a fornicator and assured me that I would burn in hell.
No one excuses a fornicator before God, nor is what the apostle says in Hebrews 13[:4] rendered void--"marriage is honorable and sacred, moreover, the Lord will judge fornicators and adulterers." In a similar manner, all those threats that condemn usurers in the Holy Scriptures are not rendered void because they are not condemned by the civil laws.