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Usage examples for lascivious

  1. For other traits, they are very lascivious, and far from observing a modest reserve, especially toward strangers. – Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific by Gabriel Franchere
  2. Assuredly, if there were here men of learning, and having a sufficient knowledge of their language to instruct them, many of these ignorant people might be drawn over to the true Christian faith, and civilized; for many with whom I have conversed upon Christian laws have liked all very well, except the prohibition of a plurality of wives, as they are all very lascivious, both men and women. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  3. She dreamed about them now in connection with others and her mind, colored by unsatisfied desires, indulged itself in the luxurious and lascivious details of her suspicions of others. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  4. Soul in the world is all besieged: for first The dangerous body doth desire it; And many subtle captains of the mind Secretly wish against its fortune; next, Circle on circle of lascivious world Lust round the foreign purity of soul For chance or violence to ravish it. – Emblems Of Love by Lascelles Abercrombie
  5. This event, the Chronicle suggested, had only confirmed the opinion, which had been of late growing upon the white people, that drastic efforts were necessary to protect the white women of the South against brutal, lascivious, and murderous assaults at the hands of negro men. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  6. Sound to this Coward, and lascivious Towne. – An Introduction to Shakespeare by H. N. MacCracken F. E. Pierce W. H. Durham
  7. As for the other features, what is there to suggest lascivious thoughts in a clear complexion, an oval chin, ivory teeth, rosy cheeks, or in curved eyebrows, long, dark lashes, or flowing tresses? – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck
  8. The theologians class this species of lascivious feeling with pollution which is complete when it produces a result. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  9. The sweets for soueraignty contend And so abundant be, That to the very Earth they lend And Barke of euery Tree: Rills rising out of euery Banck, In wild Meanders strayne, 50 And playing many a wanton pranck Vpon the speckled plaine, In Gambols and lascivious Gyres Their time they still bestow Nor to their Fountaines none retyres, Nor on their course will goe. – Minor Poems of Michael Drayton by Michael Drayton
  10. Indeed, nearly all the decorations of the poor old church are horrible, and there is one statue in it meant for an angel, with absolutely the most lascivious face I ever saw in marble. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  11. That never heard thy name sung but in banquets And loose lascivious pleasures? – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  12. In such case, in consequence of communication and thence of conjunction, the Christian angels would become natural and thereby adulterers; or if they remained spiritual, they would be continually sensible of a lascivious principle about them, which would intercept all the blessedness of their life. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
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