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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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This lustiness recalls the fact that historically it was the white masters and not the black servants who were the sexual aggressors.
Consequently they have a tone of more weight, lustiness and sonority, but a more limited compass.'(27) The dimensions of surviving instruments offer a concrete record of the inner and outer structure of his flutes.(28)
But ultimately, just as Jones's ill-regulated lustiness comes to draw him into ever darker appearances of criminality (seemingly sleeping with his own mother; being 'kept' by Lady Bellaston), so the combination of his natural combativeness and his complicity with the false honour of the military profession does finally entrap him (despite the noble motives with which he volunteered): having been surprised into drawing his sword to defend himself against Fitzpatrick (XIV.
Arlene Stein's Sisters, Sexperts, Queers: Beyond the Lesbian Nation is a collection of essays by lesbians, half of whom came of age in the eighties, whose political consciousness has been shaped by the inyour-face lustiness of AIDS activists, Queer Nation, pornographers and "sexperts," as well as by a theoretical and practical skepticism toward the essentialist tendencies of identity politics.
He has inherited more of his father's lustiness than his brothers, but is saved from the old man's depravity by his own innately noble nature.
Clearly hard - especially physical - work is not always conducive to lustiness.
Again, we do hear of Edmund's youthful lustiness and an apparent sexual transgression, but this seems more in keeping with Florian's soldierly libertinism than suggesting some dark family sin.
Productions can find Falstaff a loveable rogue, a man puffed-up with his own mistaken self-assurance, but there has been, on rare occasions, room for something darker, as in James Henry Hackett's much-admired performance in the mid-19th century, where he "interpreted a mind that was merry, but one in which merriment was strongly tinctured with scorn" (Winter 44), so that "[for] all the role's surface lustiness and jollification, Hackett intended it as an example of wickedness to be condemned" (Shattuck 59).