bestialize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bestialize make brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Bestialize To make bestial, or like a beast; to degrade; to brutalize. "The process of bestializing humanity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bestialize To make like a beast; bring or reduce to the state or condition of a beast.
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.”
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles%20Dickens
    “They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha lost my reputation, I ha lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt%20Brecht
    “For once you must try not to shirk the facts: mankind is kept alive by bestial acts.”

Usage

In literature:

The cruelty and bestiality of Jehovah were nothing to her.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Trials for =sodomy= and =bestiality= are common at the assizes, but, as they are rarely reported, they fail to attract attention.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
Only his eyes were visible, but they were bestial and lecherous.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
Moira was by herself, fighting like some heroic goddess against those other bestial savages.
"The Lost Valley" by J. M. Walsh
The rage of the people was unbridled, and success turned it into ferocity, even bestiality.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
He glanced in through broken windows at the interiors of simple abodes which the bestial Huns had devastated.
"Tom Slade Motorcycle Dispatch Bearer" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
By a stratagem of the wife of Hermes, the hermit is rescued and the bestiality of Satyros exposed.
"The Youth of Goethe" by Peter Hume Brown
Satyrs are partly of human likeness and partly of bestial shape.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
Angry growls shot up here and there, snappish, menacing, and bestial.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Away, thou bestial villain!
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
The convict recoiled; then with a bestial sound, half snarl, half bellow of rage, he gathered himself for a rush.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
To offset unreasoning hate and bestial desire was only the man's greed.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
But a glimpse of their bestial, vice-ridden faces was enough to remove any regret for their deaths.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
What are occult bestialities?
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
His very soul was in his burning gaze, and it was an ugly, bestial soul.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
Sad it was to see so noble a young man in the grip of that most bestial of all the devils.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This, however, only adds, in its refinement of bestiality, to the revolting aspect of the custom.
"Women of America" by John Rouse Larus
The most brutal of all maxims, one utterly bestial.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
While they revolved in their course together like a many-limbed polyp, the Pole ravened with ceaseless and bestial ululation.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
You're the greatest brute even in this bestial land?
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

Get hence, you loathsome mystery! Hideous
animal, get hence!
You wake in me each bestial sense, you make me
what I would not be.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Still, still they hug the bestial sty,
And have not changed one wee bit;
Unpleasing truth, which ``Repeti—
Ta decies (non) placebit.''
"The Reply Of Q. Horatius Flaccus To A Roman "Round-Robin"" by Alfred Austin
Fanes of the slowly fostered spark
Whose fire shall light the groping clay
To Reason's sympathetic day
And refuge from the bestial dark.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
With finer wool the land to dower,
Behold how strongly we are moved—
Even while a Nation’s thinking power
Unvalued, yet
Unnamed, we let
All bestial grow, being unimprov’d!
"Finality" by Charles Harpur
The pest 'mang oor bestial is spreading like fire,
The sta's are a' toom noo in mony a byre,
The hirsels are dwinin' on hillside an' lea,
An' the grief an' the losses are waesome to dree.
"Rhymes For The Times: I: 1865" by Janet Hamilton
O Theban strain,--remote and pure,
Voice of the higher soul, that shames
Our downward, dry, material aims,
The bestial creed of earth-to-earth,--
Owning with insight sure
The signs that speak of Man's celestial birth!
"A Dorset Idyl" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

Iran's Bestial Behavior Knows No Limits.
Bestiality , suicide and 'the rape of Oprah' all too much for ArtPrize 2012 show at The B.O.B.
A Mesa man arrested Monday in Craigslist bestiality case told authorities he sought a dog because he hadn't had sex for a year as a result of a difficult marriage.
Handyman caught on camera gets 7 months for bestiality .
There's a Loophole in Florida's New Bestiality Law.
Garbage Chief US Judge of Montana Sends Bestiality Email About Obama's Mother.
The bestiality charge alleges Lindsey performed "a sexual act with an animal".
CDC Official Accused of Child Molestation, Bestiality .
In October, a new law will make Florida the 31st state to outlaw bestiality .
Bills banning bestiality , baggy pants pass in Fla. Jump to discuss comments below.
Mesa man arrested in bestiality sting.
That's when Oklahoma's senior senator decided to clarify the issue of gays in the military by talking about bestiality.
The awesomely named Iron Fist Brewing Co. Makes its grand debut in the Philly market tonight via the bestial 24-beer draft system at Tapestry (700 S.
Because you sometimes can't remember what to insult someone from Washington (Bestiality.
In an obscenity first, a US comic book collector has pleaded guilty to importing and possessing Japanese manga books depicting illustrations of child sex abuse and bestiality.
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