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Usage examples for titillation

  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  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
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