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onanism

 [o´nah-nizm]
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

o·nan·ism

(ō'năn-izm)
1. Withdrawal of the penis before ejaculation, to prevent conception.
2. Incorrectly, masturbation.
[Onan, son of Judah, who practiced it. Genesis 38:9]
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onanism

An obsolescent term for MASTURBATION or COITUS INTERRUPTUS.
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Acton warned against the dangers of young onanists drifting into "irremediable ruin, tied and bound in the chain of ...
(2) Some of the artists associated with Charles Saatchi and the Sensation exhibit clearly belong to the Onanist school as well, though compared with Barney theirs is a simple-minded, primitive Onanism that has scarcely progressed beyond adolescent Dadaist highjinks.
Eloise Knapp Hay convincingly argues that the Professor "fears" life and the crowd, and therefore alienates himself from both; yet it is also worth noting that he is the only revolutionary who eschews the company of women altogether.(41) Indeed, the implication is that this "perfect anarchist" is figured as a perfect onanist who has abused himself into a state of alienation from self and others, into a condition he can justify only by declaring war on the whole "condemned social order" (SA, 59).
Watson are those levelling that harsh accusation -- though their audience isn't sure what 'onanist' means so they try to explain, using ever more obscure euphemisms ("He pours his own tea," offers Watson).
Do make sure that you write out your complaint in your very best handwriting so that the vast regiments of unfortunates who receive your letter can all read what you have to say and realise what an anencephalic onanist you are.
ONAN KERAQUACK go heal yr own toiletbowl, stop dropping shavings in mine, & leave my grave unsung, my death unlearn, my qualities you can have, but onanist no quarter given you Angel Midnight by in that holy gallows of the moon!
14 For references to Pygmalion as onanist, see Miller (note 8), 6, 8, 10.
When, as sometimes happens, he is called "Master Bates," we are assured of not being able to lose sight of the pun; yet when, more usually, he is referred to as "Master Charles Bates," we are guaranteed to continue imagining it -- like the onanist, always fantasizing about what isn't at hand in order to keep aroused what is.
In the Vietnamese universe, Buddhism is merely a thin blanket half hiding an animist demon." The novel's characters are either hopeless onanists beaten into torpor or incompetent opportunists, their futures not at all encouraging, though Kim Lan and her daughter Hoa are survivors.
= F: FONTINAS; E: ENATIONS, SONATINE; N: SANTONIN, C= ACTINONS, CANONIST, CONTAINS, SANCTION, SONANTIC; A= SONATINA; B = ANTISNOB; L= ANTLIONS; P = PINTANOS; S = ONANISTS
Initially solely the preserve o self-publicising whingers and onanists (read: American goths) recording their every tiny thought and fancy for sharing with online communities of likeminded souls, the blog has become such a popular and dynamic medium, encompassing a whole range of self-published material, including video and audio, that big business is no seeking to exploit its 'realness' by setting up fake blogs to 'virally' market products.
(1) The stakes that attach to envisaging more complicated identity terrains (recall, e.g., those teeming with zoophiles, onanists, inverts) are the very terms by which modern knowledge is structured, as Sedgwick demonstrates at length in and intimates by her title Epistemology of the Closet.