verboten

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj verboten excluded from use or mention "forbidden fruit","in our house dancing and playing cards were out","a taboo subject"
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Usage

In literature:

Now drugs are increasingly verboten, except in a high-stakes, highly-criminal world of highly addictive drugs.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
They were delighted to escape the land where everything is "verboten" except hatred and militarism.
"Germany, The Next Republic?" by Carl W. Ackerman
I protested to a Staff officer; he said it was 'verboten' to dig potatoes.
"Leaves from a Field Note-Book" by J. H. Morgan
It pleases the foreigners to laugh and sometimes to jeer at the universal sign of "Verboten" (Forbidden) seen all over Germany.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Why is it not also verboten?
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
I would send you a few aerial photographs, as you suggest, if the private possession of them were not strictly verboten.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
Opposite us the Aire was dammed to form a pool, alongside which was a sign, "Schwimmung verboten".
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
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In poetry:

Old Pussy-cat if he won't eat, he don't
feel good into his tum', old Pussy-cat.
He wants to have eaten.
Tremor, heaves, he sweaterings. He can't.
A dizzy swims of where is Henry at;
. . . somewhere streng verboten.
"Dream Song 49: Blind" by John Berryman

In news:

'Verboten' w/ Guy Gerber+Deniz Kurtel+Lee Curtiss+Guti.
'Verboten' w/ Seth Troxler+Shaun Reeves.
'Verboten' w/ Art Department+Shaun Reeves+Ryan Crosson.
Watered-down versions of verboten words push envelope of acceptability.
Suddenly, sauerkraut (aka fermented cabbage) is sexy, bread leavened with commercial yeast as opposed to naturally occurring yeast is verboten, and yogurt is on A-list menus.
'Verboten' w/ Stacey Pullen +Dinky.
' Verboten ' w/ Art Department+Shaun Reeves+Ryan Crosson.
' Verboten ' w/ Seth Troxler+Shaun Reeves.
' Verboten Disasters Presents Matthew Dear+MANIK'.
' Verboten ' w/ Guy Gerber+Deniz Kurtel+Lee Curtiss+Guti.
Saying 'German' Was Verboten In World War I.
But in some quarters, the eating of pork is verboten, and not just for religious reasons.
Research In Motion's long-awaited new mobile OS, the BlackBerry 10, contains a blacklist of 106 verboten passwords that users will not be able to use to secure access to their devices, researchers have found.
What was common place in language fifty years ago is now verboten.
Plus, Don Rickles, the Klezmer Company Orchestra, "Cabaret Verboten" and more in your week ahead.
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In science:

In case any recalcitrant youngster happens to inquire about one of the verboten interpretations, there is always the second blow: That interpretation is merely philosophical bias, and therefore no part of physics.
Quantum Theory: Interpretation Cannot be Avoided
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