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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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In a move which both condemned them for their lechery, and which gestured to their escatological role as agents of the apocalypse (in the last days'), the friars were identified by their critics with these men who creep into houses' [Vulgate: qui penetrans domos'].
This train of thought implies that, unlike Puppet Cupid's lechery, 'abomination' lays wholly within the purview of the human self.
Unfortunately, because the manuscript was mutilated before the end of the sixteenth century, only three pairs of the opposing figures survive: a male Envy rides a wolf toward Charity; a male Gluttony on a bear approaches Abstinence, who has turned away but looks over her shoulder at him; and a female Lechery riding a goat moves toward Chastity.
Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery; nothing else holds fashion.
Interviewers have reacted to the lechery and vulgarity of his most famous roles, for example, by emphasizing his domesticity, charm, and good-heartedness.
Krystina Kujawinska Courtney's discussion of Krystyna Skuszanka's productions of Measure for Measure and The Tempest and Zoltan Markus's exploration of war, lechery and ghoulash Communism in Hungary show that certain plays proved more amenable to ideological appropriation, but none so much as Hamlet.
Along with emphasizing the tuner's darker themes, director Schaeffer goes heavy on movement, lechery and, of course, cynicism.
The book's central concerns interact with cannibalism, piracy, demonology, the spirit world, lechery, miscegenation, social climbing, and abject slavery, any one of which would hold the reader's attention.
Toby Stephens growls and glowers, his wild hair calling to be tamed by a caressing hand, his hints at lechery teasing us, his promise of passion electrifying.
He symbolizes greed, lechery, cowardice, temptation and sin.
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.