Orgies

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pl Orgies riotous secret rites observed in the worship of Bacchus
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Quotations

  • Jean Dubuffet
    Jean Dubuffet
    “Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.”
  • Veronica Lake
    Veronica Lake
    “Hollywood gives a young girl the aura of one giant, self-contained orgy farm, its inhabitants dedicated to crawling into every pair of pants they can find.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. orgia—Gr.

Usage

In literature:

And yet, Felix d'Aubremel, one of the bright applauded heroes of those orgies, seemed in no mood to answer their mad challenge.
"The Aldine, Vol. 5, No. 1., January, 1872" by Various
We wanted passionately to get away from each other and indulge ourselves privately in a very orgie of gapes and stretchings.
"The Jervaise Comedy" by J. D. Beresford
He is exhausted with a week of political orgy.
"David Lockwin--The People's Idol" by John McGovern
What a singular spectacle it is; evidently the gilded youth of Nagasaki holding a great clandestine orgy!
"Madame Chrysantheme" by Pierre Loti
Eating bread would be wrong if you made an orgy of it.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
How far was this muscular orgy to carry him?
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
The least regulated orgies of Love grow innocent beside the orgies of Hate.
"Little Essays of Love and Virtue" by Havelock Ellis
And why "orgy of lust"?
"Books and Persons" by Arnold Bennett
She plunged into an orgy of preparation.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
They were an orgy and a prophecy, these flowers.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West
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In poetry:

The Earl he up and says, says he,
"Dismiss them to their orgies,
For I am game to marry thee
Quite reg'lar at St. George's."
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Now Venus hither leads her train,
The Nymphs and Graces join in orgies,
The moon is bright and by her light
Old Vulcan kindles up his forges.
"Horace I, 4." by Eugene Field
Now Venus hither leads her train;
The Nymphs and Graces join in orgies;
The moon is bright, and by her light
Old Vulcan kindles up his forges.
"In The Springtime" by Eugene Field
Workmen sweating at the forges
Fashioned iron bolt and bar,
Like a warlock's midnight orgies
Smoked and bubbled the black caldron
With the boiling tar.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To fashion's, custom's discord,
To the mad Babel-din, the deafening orgies,
Soothing each lull, a strain is heard, just heard,
From some far shore, the final chorus sounding.
"Song Of The Universal" by Walt Whitman
Where are thy Sabbaths? Say how are they spent?
Dost use them as channels whence passion finds vent,
In drinking, blaspheming, in orgies obscene,
In the fields, in the woods, in the filthy shebeen.
"The Demon Drink!" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

From Joe Dante 's The Movie Orgy.
I'll post our discussion of The Movie Orgy (and Dante 's gratitude to Schlitz Beer) tomorrow.
A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY - 02:25.
Orgy Roxy Theater Atlanta 03.
Tina Norris and James Barfield apparently don't know the first rule of Fight Orgy .
Repeated use of the word " orgy ".
Irritating ' Orgy ' an exhausting one-night bland.
A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY .
The $6-billion campaign orgy is finally over, and we ended up with the same president.
Orgy headlines birthday bash at The Loft.
All Blogs Laser Orgy Here are some games that deserve a better fate in the Laser Orgy 500.
Some of you are likely aware of the Laser Orgy 500, our current ongoing battle to crown the greatest video game of all time.
'WE THREW ANDY OUT OF OUR ORGY '.
A German insurance company says it organized an orgy with prostitutes in a renowned Hungarian spa to reward its best salesmen.
Stop the orgy in Congress.
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In science:

Fk l (x)σk lψh (x) = ψh (x)σ ·B(x)ψh (x) Ospin (x) = ψh (x) by a multiplicative renormalization depending on the adopted scheme S and a renormalization scale µ – but ORGI spin neither depends on a scheme nor on a scale.
Non-perturbative renormalization of the chromo-magnetic operator in Heavy Quark Effective Theory and the B* - B mass splitting
Our strategy for computing the RGI renormalization is to non-perturbatively evaluate Zspin (1/µ) up to µ = O(100 GeV ) and then evaluate ORGI spin /Ospin (µ) in perturbation theory.
Non-perturbative renormalization of the chromo-magnetic operator in Heavy Quark Effective Theory and the B* - B mass splitting
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