lustfulness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lustfulness a strong sexual desire
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Lovers in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, should avoid satisfying their lustful urges in a parked car. If the horn accidentally sounds while they are frolicking behind the wheel, the couple can face a jail term.
    • n lustfulness The state of being lustful; libidinousness.
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Quotations

  • John Lahr
    John Lahr
    “Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.”
  • Thomas Otway
    Thomas Otway
    “Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.”
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph%20Addison
    “The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.”
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas%20Hobbes
    “Curiosity is the lust of the mind.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean%20Baudrillard
    “Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    Marquis%20De%20Sade
    “Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.”

Usage

In literature:

Pride is the sin of the angels; lust is the sin of the brute, and avarice is the sin of man.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Fear stirs the pulse and drains the throbbing heart, Thrilled with the lust of praise, and panting for the start.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Nudity has become a synonym of vulgarity; Love, of lust.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Lodg'd in the Pallace tow'rds the Throne they press, For Pow'rs Enjoyment does its Lust increase.
"Anti-Achitophel (1682)" by Elkanah Settle et al.
We have a genuine abhorrence of the "lust for land" which has impelled Germany to plunge Europe into war.
"The War and the Churches" by Joseph McCabe
A duke adopts him for his minion, and Flamineo acts the pander to this great man's lust.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The Empire had been bold, brazen, cruel, coercive in its lust for power, but people who paid were reasonably safe.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
But the lust of easy money was beginning to stir within him.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
The strange excitement of the battle lust surged through his veins.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Do you wish men to gratify their lust promiscuously, like cattle and wild beasts?
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
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In poetry:

The children eat and wriggle and laugh;
The two old ladies stroke their silk:
But the cat is grown small and thin with desire,
Transformed to a creeping lust for milk.
"Milk For The Cat" by Harold Monro
To steel our souls against the lust of ease;
To bear in silence though our hearts may bleed;
To spend ourselves, and never count the cost,
For others' greater need;—
"Pro Patria" by Sir Owen Seaman
Earthly desires and sensual lust
Are passions springing from the dust,
They fade and die;
But in the life beyond the tomb,
They seal the immortal spirits doom
Eternally!
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Search thou thy conscience with the utmost care,
Strive ev'ry lurking passion to subdue,
Entirely mortify thy lusts by pray'r,
And fervently, for God's forgiveness, sue.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
A leaf's a life, and one by one
They drift each darkling day;
Rare friends who lusted in the sun
Are frailing fast away . . . How sadly soon will mourn the moon
My dark decay!
"Leaves" by Robert W Service
To him whose soul is locked and bolted fast,
By lust and guilt against the entrance there,
Of heavenly light; whose soul is over-cast
By mists of sin and fogs of black despair;
"An Hymn" by James Avis Bartley

In news:

Ward reportedly lusted for a papal bull to spice every breakfast.
Jesse Jackson "Jesse Jetstream," a sardonic take on the senior Jackson's lust for public attention.
For people who love Porsches, Alois Ruf 's interpretations are the objects of lust.
In the opera rehearsal hall at Pacific Lutheran University, student John Marzano is singing about lust.
I was a little heartbroken when I read Amy's post on skill lust.
IPhone, Zune among toys inspiring techno-lust.
Was the media's lust for a story giving Gingrich extra gas.
In our May issue, Men's Health pulled nearly 2,000 readers to find out what guys want, in love and lust.
He is a man tall in stature and conviction whose prowess as a legislator is matched only by his righteous lust for morality.
Lust for life can't be put down .
Lust for life can't be put down.
Segmentating On Fear And Lust.
He is a light golden blonde color with a white face and was last seen on Lusted Rd in Boring.
The 5 recipes we're lusting for right now.
Your guide to love and lust.
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In science:

The author has been supported in part by the Reimar-L¨ust-Stipendium of the Max-PlanckGesellschaft.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Lust-Piquard, In´egalit´es de Khintchine dans Cp (1 < p < ∞). C.R.
Theory of Amalgamated Lp Spaces in Noncommutative Probability
Lust-Piquard, Riesz transforms on deformed Fock spaces, Commun.
Riesz transforms for the Dunkl harmonic oscillator
Lust, Thibaut and Teghem, Jacques, Two -pha se Pareto local search for the biobjective traveling salesman problem, Journal of Heuristics, vol.16, no.3,pp. 475-510, June 2010.
Application of the Modified 2-opt and Jumping Gene Operators in Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm to solve MOTSP
Ralph Blumenhagen, Boris Kors, Dieter Lust, and Stephan Stieberger.
Models of Particle Physics from Type IIB String Theory and F-theory: A Review
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