• WordNet 3.6
    • n bestiality sexual activity between a person and an animal
    • n bestiality the stupid brutal quality of a beast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bestiality The state or quality of being bestial.
    • Bestiality Unnatural connection with a beast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bestiality The qualities or nature of a beast; conduct or mental condition unworthy of human nature; beastliness.
    • n bestiality Unnatural connection with a beast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bestiality beastliness: disgusting vice
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I ha lost my reputation, I ha lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial!”
  • Bertolt Brecht
    “For once you must try not to shirk the facts: mankind is kept alive by bestial acts.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bestialité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bestialis. See Beast.


In literature:

Hence, as the Philosopher says in the same place, this is a bestial life.
"On Prayer and The Contemplative Life" by St. Thomas Aquinas
There was fresh food for him to-night, he knew, some blood more potent than any that for twelve years had come his bestial way.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
The stories of Maria, Darnford, and Jemima are records of shame, crime, and human bestiality little less unpleasant than the realism of a Zola.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Its features were those of a semi-bestial type.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
The bride will ultimately deny no favor which is sought with full deference to her modesty, and in connection with which bestiality is not exhibited.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
I wouldnt want to give the impression bestial madness of one kind or another overtook everyone.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
But we have got to struggle against it, got to conquer the bestial curse, before we can get better conditions.
"The Common Sense of Socialism" by John Spargo
If misused, it may thrust men down even deeper into bestiality.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
I do not think I ever encountered a lower, or more bestial type of humanity than was this man.
"A Middy of the King" by Harry Collingwood
It had a bestial quality to it.
"The Monster" by S. M. Tenneshaw

In poetry:

Will mankind have reached perfection
Ere that epoch has begun,
Or grown bestial, as the heat-waves
Issue feebly from the sun?
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
China, land misnamed Celestial,
Where they slaughter men like bestial,
Thousand heads at once they sever—
Blood! that voice is sounding ever.
"The Voice of Blood" by Janet Hamilton
There hangs a quaint, strong head,
Though merely sketched. What a marked, cunning leer
Grins on the wide mouth! what a bestial glance!
"The Spagnoletto. Act III" by Emma Lazarus
Hush! He is just behind
There in the house--see how the great house glares,
Glares like an ogre's mask--the whole dead house
Possessed with bestial meaning....
"The Wild Knight" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The flaming pit and Satan open wide
Their jaws, to swallow up all drunken men,
Ere they can lay their bestial load aside —
Or can find time to soberize agen.
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Lest we forget that we were born divine,
Now tangled in red battle’s animal net,
Murder the work and lust the anodyne,
Pains of the beast ‘gainst bestial solace set.
"Oxford" by C S Lewis

In news:

Bills banning bestiality, baggy pants pass in Fla. Jump to discuss comments below.
The first installment focuses on filmic visions created for Dani Shivers, BRANES, Selma Oxor, Black Marble, Bestial Mouths and PINS.
L et's be clear about this: There is no bestiality in Sylvia, A.
Here's Andrew Sabin, Dave Conn and Anthony Scuderi of Tinto rocking out with a bestial 35-pound octopus that the Jose Garces Basque tapas joint (116 S 20th St.) just got in.
It quickly expanded into pedophilia, murder, genocide, bestiality and worse.
Bestiality, suicide and 'the rape of Oprah' all too much for ArtPrize 2012 show at The B.O.B.
Justice Antonin Scalia defended his writings comparing laws against homosexuality to those prohibiting bestiality and murder, saying he was arguing that many laws are based on society's moral feelings.
Handyman caught on camera gets 7 months for bestiality.
Marylanders should reject those who compare homosexuality to incest and bestiality.
Sword fights, adoptions, pets, mistresses, faux-incest/pseudo-bestiality role-playing games, and more.
Confronted by a gay student at Princeton University, the high court justice says his comparison of laws did not equate homosexuality with bestiality or murder.
Budish was reluctant to talk to 10TV about the comments he made while honoring a departing fellow lawmaker who wanted to make bestiality a felony.
Iowa man faces abuse, bestiality charges.
A close aide to would-be Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has linked same-sex marriage to bestiality and polygamy .
A man from Zimbabwe who was accused of bestiality claimed that the donkey he had sex with was really a shape-shifting prostitute .