A Dictionary of the English Language
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Adulteress

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Adu'lteress. n.s. [from adulterer.] A woman that commits adultery.

The Spartan lady replied, when she was asked, What was the punishment for adulteresses? There are no such things here. Government of the Tongue, § 3.

A robe of tissue, stiff with golden wire;
An upper vest, once Helen's rich attire;
From Argos by the fam'd adult'ress brought;
With golden flow'rs and winding foliage wrought.
Dry. Vir.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Dryden, John (788)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Adulteress." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15438.


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