Usage examples for bawdy

  1. Howbeit in the end they consented to his opinion, and by and by the Maiden was unloosed of her bonds, who seeing the young man, and hearing the name of brothels and bawdy Merchants, began to wax joyfull, and smiled with herself. – The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius
  2. Not so hardy, thou bawdy knave, said the damosel, that thou slay him. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  3. He sat down beside me and chuckled into his beard; and when his neighbour on the right asked what had amused him he turned the question into a bawdy joke. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  4. Let be, said the damosel, thou bawdy knave; slay him not, for an thou do thou shalt repent it. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  5. Martha smiled back at the giant porker, perched amongst the cases and bags and household goods like the victim of some bawdy chiavari. – Blind Man's Lantern by Allen Kim Lang
  6. And oft on politics the preachments ran, If a pipe lent its thought- begetting fume: And oft important matters would they scan, And deep in council fix a nation's doom: And oft they chuckled loud at jest or jeer, Or bawdy tale the most, thilk much they loved to hear. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  7. One part of them is carrying stone and mortar for the building of a meeting- house; another sort understand not that language; they are for snatching away their work- fellows' materials to set up a bawdy- house: some of them blaspheme, and others pray; and both, I believe, with equal godliness at bottom: some of them are atheists, some sectaries, yet all true protestants. – The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian by John Dryden
  8. Under its mocking light the rows of bawdy- houses and saloons suffered an architectural collapse. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  9. A riotous twenty years in night saloons and bawdy houses had left him a kindly, choleric, and respected newspaper figure. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  10. He tells me what a bawdy loose play this " Parson's Wedding" is, that is acted by nothing but women at the King's house, and I am glad of it. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  11. Onely they That come to heare a Merry, Bawdy Play, A noyse of Targets: Or to see a Fellow In a long Motley Coate, garded with Yellow, Will be deceyu'd. – Henry-VIII by Shakespeare, William
  12. I did not at all wonder to find a cheat in canonicals, this being a character frequent in my own country; but I was scandalised at the indecency of his behaviour, which appeared in the oaths he swore, and the bawdy songs which he sung. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  13. On a different note, the character is also used to comic effect, especially in 4. 2 when he acts out bawdy dialogue with Cornego. – The Noble Spanish Soldier by Thomas Dekker
  14. The setting is a ranch of Mexican tradition in the lower border country of Texas, also saloons and bawdy houses of border towns. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  15. 3. At a Bawdy- house. – A King, and No King by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  16. From across the street came the bawdy thumping of a mechanical piano and the swish of a sluggish tide. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  17. And I my selfe know certaine bawdy Marchants, amongst whom peradventure one will give us summes of gold for her. – The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius
  18. One day, having agreed with some young lads in the neighbourhood to go out upon the rake, they steered their course to Whitechapel, and going into a little alehouse, began to drink stoutly, sing bawdy songs, and indulge themselves in the rest of those brutal delights into which such wretches are used to plunge under the name of pleasure. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward