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lust

A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for intense sexual desire for another person or, less commonly, an object.
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21), Vienna has been at peace, and the Duke has cultivated a reputation for being a generous ruler by refraining from enforcing his own draconian laws against lechery, allowing his subjects to become increasingly indolent and licentious.
6] While the trademark lechery of his early career suggests that he represented a threat to women, DeVito's characters most often represent threats to power relations and normative masculinity.
64) The village councilor, Nkumba, exposes Makia's lechery in the following: Western diction: "That's not fair to the beauties of this village.
Listeners will follow Alatriste through an epic tale of his involvement in an attempted rescue of a young woman from the lechery of a corrupt priest which plunges Alatriste and his young companion directly into the terrors of the Inquisition where all hope seems lost.
One of the best scenes is the archival footage of the band and groupies (including Siouxsie Sioux) being interviewed by a lecherous Bill Grundy of the BBC, and spouting filthy words in reaction to his lechery, which garnered them a ton of press and turning them into overnight sensations.
Many allegations have been made about Rumkowski's character: greed, corruption and lechery (Bloom, 1949), (Weingarten in Adelson and Lapides, 1989:492), pedophilia (Eichengreen and Fromer, 1999), and that he was a "sadist-moron" (Sierakowiak, in Adelson and Lapides, 1989:156).
What dad confessed, in an ambiguously pious, blasphemous rage, was that all this death was a prolonged, providential curse for his potentially syphilitic lechery, a guilt and punishment his children could count on inheriting.
Here a widely shared mistress would dance naked wearing only a crown of lobsters while the revelers made sea noises by blowing into bottles, all to the accompaniment of Grieg and Bach--in other words, the usual bohemian lechery masquerading as high art.
For example, Shakespeare's disapproving Romans constantly associate what were later the capital Christian vices of gluttony and lechery, so that food, drink, and desire appear and reappear.
Barker's was English humour spreading with his smile from the bottoms and the boobs on the sand, through an examination of our absurd class system - the dark sarcasm which scrapes pompous authority; the defiance of Fletch in Slade Prison, always outwitting Mr McKay and quelling the violence of "genial Harry Grout"; the cunning lechery and pennywatching of Arkwright the shopkeeper.
And Lechery makes X-rated promises with a flick of her tongue - promises that Faustus will ultimately collect on when he summons up none other than Helen of Troy as his paramour.