Usage examples for lewd

  1. Here I pause again, it seems to me that Shakespeare is making confession to us, just as when he admitted without reason that Jaques was lewd. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  2. If I had overslipt the good occasion then in danger, I had been worthy to be hanged, and to be taken for a most lewd servant to her Majesty, and a dishonest wretch to my country. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  3. A governor is to conform himself to the laws of his own country, to the stipulations of those that employ him, and not to the lewd customs of any other country: those customs are more honored in the breach than in the observance. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  4. The Theologian shook his head; " These old Italian tales," he said, " From the much- praised Decameron down Through all the rabble of the rest, Are either trifling, dull, or lewd; The gossip of a neighborhood In some remote provincial town, A scandalous chronicle at best! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. And he rested one powerful hand on her buckskin- clad shoulder while his lewd fingers moved, gently caressing the soft flesh underneath. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  6. Frigid the netting smile on whom he wooed, But on his Policy his eye was lewd. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  7. One wrote the lewd, the other the sublime. – A History of English Prose Fiction by Bayard Tuckerman
  8. You with your lewd and blasphemous talk. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  9. This was exactly the case with the persons whose lives we are now about to write, who were all of them young men of tolerable education, but giving way to their vicious inclinations, they associated themselves together for the better carrying on those evil practices by which they supported their extravagances, into which lewd women especially had betrayed them. – 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
  10. Of Hercules, him of the many labours, it is said that he was lewd and luxurious. – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  11. On September 27th appeared a very long proclamation calling it a lewd, seditious book . – Books Condemned to be Burnt by James Anson Farrer
  12. He then explains his reason for writing in English instead of Latin, and finally declares: " I nam but a lewd compilatour of the labour of olde Astrologiens, and have hit translated in myn English only for thy doctrine; and with this swerd shall I sleen envye." – Chaucer and His Times by Grace E. Hadow
  13. These riotous fellows drink, gamble and live with lewd women, to the great scandal of honest people. – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  14. The people I find still best devoted to her Majesty, though of late many lewd practices have been used to withdraw their good wills. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  15. For I will speak; thy lewd and impious speech Has broken all the bonds of reticence. – The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles