Usage examples for pornographic

  1. One divorce case in the grimy Weeklies is more lurid and pornographic to the impressionable eye than all this book of masterly observation and graphic literature. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  2. " Common strumpets, bakers' mistresses, refuse the spelt- mill girls," says Plautus, i, ii, 54. There are few languages which are richer in pornographic terminology than the Latin. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  3. I daresay today, that my collection is most complete and that I have unquestionably proven the harm of pornographic literature. – Moral by Ludwig Thoma
  4. Dr. Leibowitz had found all sorts of things in the commandeered Caddies- everything from guns and narcotics to pornographic pictures in lots of three hundred, for shipment into New York City from the suburbs where the processing plants probably were. – Out Like a Light by Gordon Randall Garrett
  5. " Books full of indecencies and obscenities, in short pornographic literature," shouted the head of the family, turned his horse and rode away in high dudgeon. – Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess by Henry W. Fischer
  6. This essay, with the exception of the pornographic portions, will be found, by those who take the trouble to make comparisons, to be under large obligations to Mr. Payne's Terminal Essay, the general lines and scheme of which it follows closely. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  7. Once he had been as far West as Sophia, and on that, fortified by pornographic French literature, he based his claim to civilisation. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  8. Later, in the course of this narrative, where she crosses the story of her brother Cesare, it will be necessary to deal with some of the revolting calumnies concerning her that were circulated, and, in passing, shall be revealed the sources of the malice that inspired them and the nature of the evidence upon which they rest, to the eternal shame alike of those pretended writers of fact and those avowed writers of fiction who, as dead to scruples as to chivalry, have not hesitated to make her serve their base melodramatic or pornographic ends. – The Life of Cesare Borgia by Raphael Sabatini
  9. But could the King's Reader of Plays live on his fees from these plays alone; and if he could how long would his post survive the discredit of licensing only pornographic plays? – The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by George Bernard Shaw
  10. An offshoot from the naturalistic school apparently, but derived more truly from the Comedie Humaine, is that decadent, pornographic art, of which Balzac would have been ashamed, had he lived to see the vegetation that grew up from the seeds he had sown without knowing what they would bring forth. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  11. His pornographic plates cannot be the only reason, because his representative work is free from licence or suggestion. – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  12. He has wrought the most beautiful religious poems of Catholicism, and at the same time has won the crown of all pornographic works with perverse and indecent poems. – Paul Verlaine by Stefan Zweig
  13. First, a number of spectacular raids were made on the publishers of such pornographic books as " The Memoirs of Fanny Hill" and " Only a Boy." – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  14. In the one case it is pure art, always sacred; in the other there is an effort to inflame the feelings with pornographic pictures. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub