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MONOGAMY. A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. (q.v.) Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 857. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.

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In the comments, however, one fan questioned her faithfulness to her Tanzanian boyfriend.
But I can only do this if I can live out that quiet life of faithfulness that Tolkien exhibited.
'As millions of Christians in our country mark the birth of Jesus (PBUH), we pray that the occasion engender a new beginning of faithfulness, sincerity, righteousness, love, forgiveness and other virtues that he represents in our country.
At the very top of my list this Thanksgiving is my gratitude for the faithfulness of God.
Paul Boafo, who is the Presiding Bishop-elect, urged Christians to always rely on the faithfulness of God.
"From this day forth whenever someone asks about the bench, the story will be retold: the story of love and war; a story of faithfulness of a young girl to education and to her family; the story of faithfulness of a young Marine a to his country and to the country he came to defend; and, most of all, the story of a faithfulness of two people to each other, memorialized for all time, with [this] bench."
Summary: He praised efforts by the department's staff and their dedication and faithfulness in discharging their duties
Where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are, there too is God.
His covenant faithfulness reminds us that he is a God who can be trusted.
War in Chronicles: Temple Faithfulness and Israel's Place in the Land
Paying tribute to the servicemen, Archbishop Welby told those within St Paul's: "We thank you for your faithfulness: you who left family behind, you who trained hard, you who did not turn from danger, you who suffered injury and you who risked yourselves to care for the injured.
Archbishop Welby told those within St Paul's: " 'Great is your faithfulness' says the prophet Jeremiah, turning to God in a time of deep distress.