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Usage examples for obscene

  1. With an exulting laugh and an obscene oath, Dupont pushed out the canoe, and they got away into the moonlight. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  2. And all the while, mingled with the roar of the cannon, came, far and near from the streets, from the ramparts, the gusts of song- song sometimes heroic, sometimes obscene more often carelessly joyous. – The Parisians, Book 11. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  3. If I were to mention her name, every newspaper reader in America would know her; and before I had been introduced to her, I heard two young men in evening dress make an obscene remark about her, and what she was waiting for that evening. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  4. I have already mentioned the fact that the obscene and the impure have in many ways been fostered by that faith, and that the government has thus far been unable to find courage to apply to religious temples, symbols and rites that legislation which it has enacted against the obscene in literature and in the ordinary life of the people. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  5. Still there were some who crucified the flesh, with its lusts, and held every obscene word in detestation and abhorrence; because it is written 'be ye holy, for I am holy. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  6. Nobody who is at all instructed ventures any longer to say that Zola is indecent because he loves indecency, or is pleased by the contemplation of the squalid and obscene – My Contemporaries In Fiction by David Christie Murray
  7. Unfortunately, when ignorant police officials and custom- house officers are entrusted with the task of searching for the obscene it is not to these things that their attention is exclusively directed. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  8. But through what thick, obscene growths we must pass to- day, through what cactus hedges and thistle- fields we must penetrate, before we rise again to those heights. – The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani
  9. I will describe just one piece that a school boy brought to me, a catalogue of obscene literature, for sale in Spain, and to be ordered wholesale. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  10. Bombiste gave an obscene chuckle. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  11. On the other hand, there is an equally large number of people who have no delicacy at all but who are always ready to greet the obscene with a cheer. – The Book of This and That by Robert Lynd
  12. Then followed a word of obscene abuse, and spiteful, mocking laughter. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  13. Still more frequent were the cases of cursing the King, sometimes in obscene terms. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  14. In the same way he saved Lear by making him, in large part, a tedious and obscene old donkey- the blood brother of any average ancient of any average English tap- room. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  15. It is a dangerous habit also to approach obscene talk. – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  16. As, in spite of the clerical element's advice, people kept on reading, there were various persons that took out books and filled them with obscene drawings and tore out illustrations. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  17. The song that he sang was a popular one on the cattle range, grossly obscene having to do with the love intrigues of one " Big Foot Sal." – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
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