Usage examples for obscene

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. It is a dangerous habit also to approach obscene talk. – A Selection from the Discourses of Epictetus With the Encheiridion by Epictetus
  5. Then followed a word of obscene abuse, and spiteful, mocking laughter. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Bombiste gave an obscene chuckle. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Still more frequent were the cases of cursing the King, sometimes in obscene terms. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  13. 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