lechery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lechery unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lechery Free indulgence of lust; excessive indulgence in sexual relations; -- used mostly of men.
    • Lechery Selfish pleasure; delight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lechery Sensuality; free indulgence of carnal appetite; lewdness.
    • n lechery Pleasure; delight.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lecherie, OF. lecherie,. See Lecher

Usage

In literature:

Thirdly, The ardour of lechery is very much subdued and mated by frequent labour and continual toiling.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
For that it brent it was a sign of lechery, the which was that time much used.
"Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II)" by Thomas Malory
Lechery, by this hand; an index and obscure prologue to the history of lust and foul thoughts.
"Othello, the Moor of Venice" by William Shakespeare
How Apuleius was accused of Lechery by the boy.
"The Golden Asse" by Lucius Apuleius
There 's nothing left of you but tongue and belly, flattery and lechery.
"The Duchess of Malfi" by John Webster
We, verily, have forbidden you lechery, and not that which is conducive to fidelity.
"Epistle to the Son of the Wolf" by Bahá’u’lláh
His mind is full of lechery and debauchery and intrigues with women.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Forgetful, the evil reputation of lechery is attached, and death the portion.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
She despised the former character of her husband, and now was mad with jealousy at his unrestrained lechery.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
On dyuers Braunches that longe to Lechery.
"The Ship of Fools, Volume 1" by Sebastian Brandt
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In poetry:

So climb, each ledge an infinite stress,
Lustful as light, as lechery loth,
From the brutality of Besz
To the plumed perjury of Thoth!
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
A foreign lover brought down Helen's kingdom
and she was led back, living home;
The Cytharean brought low by Mars' lechery
reigns in respectable heavens, . . .
"Homage To Sextus Propertius - XI" by Ezra Pound
Unbridled licentiousness with no holds barred,
Immediate and mutual lust, satisfiable
In the heat, upon demand, aroused again
And satisfied again, lechery unlimited.
"Reading Pornography in Old Age" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

At last, the long-awaited Lechery Poll, based on a post from a reader who said he stopped being a high school teacher because the sexual temptation was too great.
'Close Range': Lechery and Loneliness Out West.
It was a smile of mockery, cynicism, and lechery.
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