Usage examples for titillation

  1. Hitherto he had hidden all signs of humorous titillation behind his impassive mask. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. Throughout the ride there was a ludicrous titillation of insecurity; but it was greatest at the start and at the finish. – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  3. For a little season he stood there gazing, gloating, enravished, like to hug himself in the keen titillation of his ecstasy and this was not all because this lovely being was his, but because he was hers. – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  4. Mrs. Gronauer, in a full- length mink coat that enveloped her like a squaw, a titillation of diamond aigrettes in her Titianed hair, and an aftermath of scent as tangible as the trail of a wounded shark, emerged from the elevator with her son and daughter- in- law. – The Vertical City by Fannie Hurst
  5. This was an emotion that he had not enjoyed for many years, and it was not without its titillation. – Jack and the Check Book by John Kendrick Bangs
  6. The love of knowing objects, grounded in the love of circumspection and self- preservation, is the sense of touching, and the gratifications proper to it are the various kinds of titillation. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  7. The swift motion and titillation by the perpetual close shaving of other vehicles were sedative to him. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  8. To the sensation of perfect ease induced by the well- chosen dinner this added a little tingling through all Sylvia's nerves, a pleasant, light, bright titillation. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  9. She loves to arouse sentimental quarrels; the bickerings and ultimate reconciliation give her real pleasure, as a form of mental titillation, and she fails to see that, though with her it is all surface, as her real feelings are not aroused, this may not be the case with her victims. – Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern
  10. There is a refined and subtle sarcasm running through the commonplaces of his conversation, which cuts the good fools, like the invisible sword in the fable, that lopped off heads without occasioning the owners any other sensation than a pleasing and self- complacent titillation. – Paul Clifford, Volume 3. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  11. He felt, as it were, the titillation of forming fat which spread slowly all over his body. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola
  12. This effect was very different from that produced a few minutes before by the song; this, at least, was no mere titillation of the senses by agreeable sounds. – A Bride from the Bush by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  13. A burthen seemed suddenly to have been removed from the spirits of the whole party; their very existence seemed renewed; the blood danced about their veins in the liveliest manner imaginable; and a wild but pleasing titillation ran like lightning through their nerves, their countenances sparkled with excitement; and they all talked at the same time. – The Infernal Marriage by Benjamin Disraeli
  14. If the lover's jealousy were as ridiculous as he pretended, why did he feel what now he could confess to himself was an unworthy titillation, when Franks seemed to accuse him of some part in the girl's disloyalty? – Will Warburton by George Gissing
  15. At my palate's first responsive titillation, something whizzed past my ear, and following the flight of the missile, I saw an apple of goodly size fall and roll away into the grass. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  16. There is no progress toward lightness of touch or melody of phrasing,- Schiller was not the man for tuneful titillation of the ear,- but the poem is tolerably free from the bizarre hyperboles that mar its predecessors. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  17. If gentlemen love the pleasant titillation of the gout, it is all one to the Town Pump. – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  18. Mr. Kenyon's praise is undeserved enough, but yesterday Milnes said I was the only literary man he ever knew, tenax propositi, able to make out a life for himself and abide in it- 'for, ' he went on, 'you really do live without any of this titillation and fussy dependence upon adventitious excitement of all kinds, they all say they can do without. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett