Faithlessness


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Faithlessness

See also Adultery, Cuckoldry.
Angelica
betrays Orlando by eloping with young soldier. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
Camilla
falls to temptations of husband’s friend. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Carmen
throws over lover for another. [Fr. Lit.: Carmen; Fr. Opera: Bizet, Carmen, Westerman, 189–190]
Coronis
princess killed by Apollo for being unfaithful to him. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 66]
Cressida
unfaithful mistress of Troilus; byword for unfaithfulness. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
Dear John
letter from woman informing boyfriend that relationship is over. [Am. Usage: Misc.]
Frankie and Johnnie
Johnnie, unfaithful to Frankie, is shot by her; there are nearly 500 versions of the song. [Am. Music: Misc.]
Goneril and Regan
Lear’s disloyal offspring; “tigers, not daughters.” [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
Manon
indifferently allows lover to be abducted. [Fr. Opera: Massenet, Manon, Westerman, 194–195]
Shahriyar
convinced of female wantonness, marries a new wife each night, kills her in the morning. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
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This is the first evidence she gives for the lover-poet's faithlessness.
God's faithfulness endures no matter the faithlessness of God's people.
Of course, there are exceptions to such faithlessness, and it's worth noting those companies characterized by inordinate stability--CBS and Fox News Channel come to mind--have benefited accordingly.
Instead of placing their lady on a pedestal, these lovers berate her for her cruelty and faithlessness, all the while deploring their inability to eradicate her image from their hearts.
Joseph Skolnik [and] Lejbusz [Leib], remaining utterly stubborn in their faithlessness, were condemned to burn.
Eventually, the pope issued the encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge in 1937, which was an attack on the faithlessness of the German government.
The Cleanness poet emphasizes God's many kindnesses to the Jews, to which they purportedly responded with faithlessness and ingratitude:
The fact of the matter is, faithlessness of the lovers toward each other was considered more sinful than the adultery of this extramarital relationship.
These include Jews' and heretics' "literary luxury" as opposed to pro-Nicene simplicity; their barrenness vis-a-vis pro-Nicene fruitfulness; and finally Jewish and heretical faithlessness in opposition to the Nicene faith that Ambrose constructs as the mark of true Christianity.
In the story "Heaven," the almost frantic struggle of a woman to reconcile her unexpected belief in heaven with her own perceptions of the afterlife as unfathomable is explained plainly: "It was the fresh air of faithlessness, where any idea could drift and blow.
Reprinted from Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the Country in Between by Jeff Sharlet.