covenant a binding and solemn agreement to do or keep from doing a specified thing

Covenant a binding and solemn agreement to do or keep from doing a specified thing

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covenant  a binding and solemn agreement to do or keep from doing a specified thing; compact; the  promise made by God to humanity, as describedin the Bible. Here, "covenanted" specifically refers to  a person bound by God's law and scriptures. For example, John Proctor is a married man and is  bound to Elizabeth through their marriage promise or contract. According to God's law, Proctor and  Elizabeth must remain faithful to one another. Of course, the entire premise of  The Crucible  is the  result of Proctor's and Abigail's infidelity. crucible  a container made of a substance that can resist great heat, for melting, fusing, or calcining  ores, metals, and the like; a severe test or trial; here, meaning a test designed to bring about change  or reveal an individual's true character.
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