Yes, cities—those reviled warts on the American imagination, the ancient sources of all sin and fornication.
The fornication of a woman shall be known by the haughtiness of her eyes and by her eyelids.
If ye touch at the islands, Mr. Flask, beware of fornication.
I never fell into fornication, though sometimes into the vice of masturbation.
Fines for adultery and fornication belong to the king, not to the bishop.
I heard of one case of fornication just before leaving the upper Agsan.
The crimes of fornication and adultery are very severely punished.
John Beale made confession of the sin of fornication, and was restored to the charity of the brethren.
Then said they to him, We are not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Susanna W—— made confession of the sin of fornication, and was restored to the charity of the brethren.
c.1300, from Old French fornicacion (12c.), from Late Latin fornicationem (nominative fornicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of fornicari "fornicate," from Latin fornix (genitive fornicis) "brothel" (Juvenal, Horace), originally "arch, vaulted chamber" (Roman prostitutes commonly solicited from under the arches of certain buildings), from fornus "oven of arched or domed shape." Strictly, "voluntary sex between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman;" extended in the Bible to adultery.
fornication for·ni·ca·tion (fôr'nĭ-kā'shən)
Sexual intercourse between partners who are not married to each other.
in every form of it was sternly condemned by the Mosaic law (Lev. 21:9; 19:29; Deut. 22:20, 21, 23-29; 23:18; Ex. 22:16). (See ADULTERY.) But this word is more frequently used in a symbolical than in its ordinary sense. It frequently means a forsaking of God or a following after idols (Isa. 1:2; Jer. 2:20; Ezek. 16; Hos. 1:2; 2:1-5; Jer. 3:8,9).