phallic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj phallic resembling or being a phallus "a phallic symbol","phallic eroticism","priapic figurines"
    • adj phallic relating to a phallus especially as an embodiment of generative power "a phallic cult","phallic worship"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Phallic Of or pertaining to the phallus, or to phallism.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • phallic Of or pertaining to the phallus or the generative principle in nature: as, phallic worship.
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Quotations

  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “Now stiff on a pillar with a phallic air nelson stylites in Trafalgar square reminds the British what once they were.”
  • Victoria Billings
    Victoria Billings
    “Whether he admits it or not, a man has been brought up to look at money as a sign of his virility, a symbol of his power, a bigger phallic symbol than a Porsche.”
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea%20Dworkin
    “All personal, psychological, social, and institutionalized domination on this earth can be traced back to its source: the phallic identities of men.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

There was sun-worship in America, and the phallic ceremonies existed in some places in the time of Cortez.
"Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology" by John D. Baldwin
Forefingers and phallic shadows have ravished her in dreams.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Though phallic cults proper cannot be shown to be universal among men, they have played a not inconsiderable part in religious history.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
He heard of, and in the old days possibly saw, something of phallic worship.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Phallic worship reached its height during Hebrew and Assyrian supremacy, and was perpetuated by Greek and Roman materialism.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
Now this phallic stone post was quite unsuitable to Homer.
"Five Stages of Greek Religion" by Gilbert Murray
In India phallic worship is widely scattered.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
Anyhow, people smoke because of the phallic symbolism, right, Victor?
"You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did" by David E. Fisher
One might fancy them composed for some old phallic festival.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Among the Greeks and Romans, boundaries were also marked by a phallic statue of Hermes, the god of fertility.
"Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism With an Essay on Baal Worship, On The Assyrian Sacred "Grove," And Other" by Thomas Inman John Newton
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In poetry:

Christ follows Dionysus,
Phallic and ambrosial
Made way for macerations;
Caliban casts out Ariel.
"E.P. Ode Pour L'election De Son Sepulchre" by Ezra Pound
Woman, thou shalt say to son:
‘I, the blood, got thee upon
Nothing but a phallic stone.
This, no more—a phallic stone.
"Mother" by Dorothy Violet Wellesley
It's natural the Boys should whoop it up for
so huge a phallic triumph, an adventure
it would not have occurred to women
to think worth while, made possible only
"Moon Landing" by W H Auden
The moonlight lends her grace, but have a care:
Behind her waits the fairy Melusine.
The sun those beams refract died years ago.
The moat has a romantic air
But it is choked with nettles and obscene
And phallic fungi rot there as they grow.
"Beware of Ruins" by A D Hope

In news:

In the shadow of the nation's most recognizable phallic symbol, they gather and march.
This week on the Sexist, besides taking in this magnificent olde-tyme phallic display (above), we.
Hysteria marks the return of Theaterwork, in a big phallic way.
'The Watch': Plenty of phallic jokes but few laughs, critics say.
British Lawsuits and Phallic Art.
Phallic Jokes Abound At Second Avenue Deli Salami -Cutting.
Sometimes hentai is "normal" (as normal as cartoon sex can get, I guess), and sometimes it involves gooey monsters with many, many, many phallic tentacles .
All Blogs Laser Orgy Pig teepees, phallic rocks, and thong -wearing gunmen: A blow-by-blow recap of Stuff to Watch For in "El Topo".
Consultant had called structure 'very phallic'.
All Blogs Laser Orgy Pig teepees, phallic rocks, and thong-wearing gunmen: A blow-by-blow recap of Stuff to Watch For in "El Topo ".
Statues of gods and goddesses crowd the surfaces — pretty phallic symbols, if you want to get Freudian about it.
So, we're toodling along on Van Buren, not obsessing about sex for a change, when we pass a truck sporting a Statewide Erectors logo on the side and a large, green phallic erection in the bed.
The six large phallic images were "drawn" into the ground at a New Zealand high school with weed killer.
As a movie metaphor, hair hasn't been this popular since Warren Beatty hung up his phallic symbol of a blow-dryer.
It's not the first time that such a phallic object has been found from the ancient world.
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