Constancy

   Neith Boyce's one-act play has the distinction of being the first play produced by the Provincetown Players. Loosely basing her characters Moira and Rex upon Mabel Dodge and John Reed, Boyce explored the toll taken on a relationship by the man's desire for free love, while the woman prefers constancy. When the woman loved the man, she virtually gave up her identity for him, and now that she finds herself happier, having forgiven him for his infidelity and viewing him as a friend, he self-absorbedly sees her as the inconstant one.

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  • Constancy — Con stan*cy, n. [L. constantia: cf. F. constance. See {Constant}.] 1. The state or quality of being constant or steadfast; freedom from change; stability; fixedness; immutability; as, the constancy of God in his nature and attributes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • constancy — [kän′stən sē] n. [L constantia < constans, prp. of constare < com , together + stare, to STAND] the state or quality of being unchanging; specif., a) firmness of mind or purpose; resoluteness b) steadiness of affections or loyalties;… …   English World dictionary

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  • constancy — con|stan|cy [ˈkɔnstənsi US ˈka:n ] n [U] formal 1.) the quality of staying the same even though other things change constancy of ▪ constancy of temperature 2.) loyalty and faithfulness to a particular person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • constancy — noun a) The quality of being constant; steadiness or faithfulness in action, affections, purpose, etc. Constancy of character is what is chiefly valued and sought for by naturalists. b) An unchanging quality or characteristic of a person or thing …   Wiktionary

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