lasciviousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lasciviousness feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lasciviousness Lascivious desires or conduct; lewdness; wantonness; lustfulness; looseness of behavior.
    • n lasciviousness Tendency to excite lust; lascivious or lewd character.
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Quotations

  • Marie Carmichael Stopes
    Marie Carmichael Stopes
    “An impersonal and scientific knowledge of the structure of our bodies is the surest safeguard against prurient curiosity and lascivious gloating.”

Usage

In literature:

Hence it is clear how far he kept his soul from lasciviousness, not even enduring to look upon it.
"The Danish History, Books I-IX" by Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
Bad air is always about you and your repasts: your lascivious thoughts, your lies, and secrets are indeed in the air!
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
Dancing girls, with painted eyes and bare stomachs, performed before them religious or lascivious scenes.
"Thais" by Anatole France
And I have sung them all the bloody and lascivious songs that ever I knew in my unregenerate days.
"To Have and To Hold" by Mary Johnston
Consider the amorous and lascivious, in the height of their fury they dare violate a Vestal.
"Essays and Miscellanies" by Plutarch
It was she who debauched your mind with lascivious readings, and tore away the foundations of virtue from your soul.
"The Strolling Saint" by Raphael Sabatini
Come, then, and dance with me your lascivious Dutch waltz, which no respectable woman in France would dare to dance!
"Frederick The Great and His Family" by L. Muhlbach
And his fifty so lascivious epistles?
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
Dalila, too, with maidens clad for the lascivious dance, and the multitude of Philistia.
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
Italian women are lascivious.
"Child of a Century, Complete" by Alfred de Musset
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In poetry:

On his swarthy temples grew,
Purple veins like cluster'd grapes;
Past his rolling pupils blew,
Wine-born, fierce, lascivious shapes.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
The moustached woman on my left,
With spirits on her heavy breath,
Lasciviously leaned her heft
On me as one who languisheth.
The sordid room was still as death.
"The Seance" by Robert W Service
Your harem beauties resign! resign
Their lascivious dance, their voluptuous song!
To your garden come forth, among things divine,
And own you do grace and beauty wrong.
"For The Album of Miss Caroline C---" by John Pierpont
Ere thou shou'dst lust for some enchanting dame,
Pluck from its socket thy lascivious eye:
For he, that can't restrain his lustful flame,
Shall in hell-fire to endless ages fry.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
You have left me to the sewer's meanwhile,
and I have answered the sea's open wish
to love me as a bonfire's watchful hand
guards red the shore and guards the hairy strand,
our most elegant lascivious bile,
my ship sinking beneath the gutter's fish.
"A City Winter" by Frank O Hara

In news:

Nereo Picaso was arrested on two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under the age of 12, and lewd and lascivious exhibition to a child under the age of 12. Who Got Arrested In South Florida.
Man convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Members of Morning Benders Veer into Lascivious R&B — Irony Suspected.
Countess Luann de Lesseps Conjures Lascivious Mae West at the Night Hotel.
Sylvester Hamm Jr, of 1492 Pulaski Street, was arrested for Lewd or Lascivious Battery.
A San Diego Superior Court charged McLean in January of 2005 of four counts of child molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.
The Tehama County Sheriff's Office arrested 64-year-old Ralph Martin on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct of a child under 14 years of age.
In 2005, McLean was charged with four counts of child molestation and one count of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of fourteen.
48, of Shaftsbury, pleaded not guilty in July to lewd and lascivious conduct , and stalking.
Pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
A police chase in Kingsland, Georgia turns lascivious when a suspect bolts from car wearing only his birthday suit.
A former school bus driver who was charged Nov 2 with using a computer to solicit a child and lewd or lascivious behavior now faces child pornography charges, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.
Open & Gross Lewdness and Lascivious Behavior (19 counts).
Timothy Ray Fields Jr, 27, of Bronson, was arrested Wednesday, Feb 8 on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
MILTON — A 43-year-old former school bus driver was arrested Nov 2 on charges of using a computer to solicit a child and lewd and lascivious behavior.
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