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  • She has a reputation as a promiscuous party girl.
  • He acquired genital herpes during a period of promiscuity in his youth.
  • She was criticized for her promiscuous solicitation of campaign money.
  • From the fourth the bones had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously upon the earth, forming at one point a mound of some size.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado

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  • I thought of the king’s words, suggesting that maybe the other girls were being much more promiscuous than I was prepared to be.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • Wolves are also strict monogamists, and although I do not necessarily consider this an admirable trait, it does make the reputation for unbridled promiscuity which we have bestowed on the wolf somewhat hypocritical.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Your mother was, shall we say …. known for her promiscuity.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • A week later and it had taken most of the village, and they threw the bodies all promiscuous in a plague pit they dug outside of the town, that they filled in after.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I was stunned by my own promiscuity, and its recklessness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Are you saying she was promiscuous?
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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  • Those who speak of love most promiscuously are the ones who’ve never felt it.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The ceremony begins again—but there are few now left to dance with, and so very soon the collection is over and promiscuous dances once more begin.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • We’re genetically promiscuous—we mate with anyone we choose—and we don’t take kindly to scientists telling us who to reproduce with.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But it’s just my promiscuous luck.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • And seeing that you ought to be a little more promiscuous …
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Here lay several human bones, there several pieces of mangled flesh, half eaten, mangled, and scorched, whilst streams of blood ran promiscuously as waters from a fountain.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Hasn’t it ever occurred to you that in your promiscuous pursuit of women you are merely trying to assuage your subconscious fears of sexual impotence?
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • During the past year she had had only one regular sex partner—hardly promiscuous, as her casebook entries during her late teens had designated her.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • But the rock on which these easy explanations founder, is that she was not promiscuous.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • As touching the ancient authors generally, as well as the poets here appearing, these extracts are solely valuable or entertaining, as affording a glancing bird’s eye view of what has been promiscuously said, thought, fancied, and sung of Leviathan, by many nations and generations, including our own.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But there I only gave examples of the kinds of people — highly promiscuous, sexually predatory — who are critical to epidemics of sexually transmitted disease.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He was mortified by thoughts of the men she had slept with before their marriage; he was convinced, moreover, that she remained promiscuous-that every time he went to sea, or even left her alone for the day, she betrayed him with a multitude of lovers, whose existence he unendingly demanded that she admit.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It has been decided that you were compulsively promiscuous.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • What those two creatures did in her absence, she never knew, but Mr. Scott was not taken ’up to Mother’s’, and when Meg descended, after they had strolled away together, she found traces of a promiscuous lunch which filled her with horror.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Insolvent debtors of minor grade, together with the promiscuous lame ducks of morality found in the Navy a convenient and secure refuge.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Say, Muse, their names then known, who first, who last, Roused from the slumber on that fiery couch, At their great Emperor’s call, as next in worth Came singly where he stood on the bare strand, While the promiscuous crowd stood yet aloof?
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • It drove her to a promiscuous love life, where men used her instead of loving her.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Thank God, it was high time that I stopped condescending to promiscuous intercourse with such infamy, such dung.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • One cannot be too careful in a garrison town, as soldiers and sailors are promiscuous in their habits.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The promiscuous multitude arranged themselves upon large banks of turf prepared for the purpose, which, aided by the natural elevation of the ground, enabled them to overlook the galleries, and obtain a fair view into the lists.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • After various ineffectual pullings and twitchings, just as the senator is losing all patience, the carriage suddenly rights itself with a bounce,—two front wheels go down into another abyss, and senator, woman, and child, all tumble promiscuously on to the front seat,—senator’s hat is jammed over his eyes and nose quite unceremoniously, and he considers himself fairly extinguished;—child cries, and Cudjoe on the outside delivers animated addresses to the horses, who are kicking, and…
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Down go the windows, nothing obvious about that, but the damn truck smells like a den of promiscuous skunks.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • I trust I have not, in talking of his liabilities, given the impression that poor Edward was a promiscuous libertine.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • He thought school much more bearable under this modification of circumstances; and he went on contentedly enough, picking up a promiscuous education chiefly from things that were not intended as education at all.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Every thing had been heaped in promiscuously.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • And Between A Law And A Charter Likewise Lawes and Charters are taken promiscuously for the same thing.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • And none of the women had been especially promiscuous; on average, they’d had sexual relations with two different men, consecutively not concurrently, practicing "serial monogamy."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Nor was it a rape of some innocent—her file confirmed that she had had many sexual encounters, could even be regarded as promiscuous.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Now I’ll be more interesting, and let you see some loose play—giving all the cuts and points, infantry and cavalry, quicker than lightning, and as promiscuously—with just enough rule to regulate instinct and yet not to fetter it.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Lily had not quite reconciled herself to the necessity of appearing as Rosedale’s guest on so conspicuous an occasion, and it was a relief to find herself supported by any one of her own set—for Mrs. Fisher’s social habits were too promiscuous for her presence to justify Miss Bart’s.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • There also stood a large arm-chair and a large table, compasses, alembics, skeletons of animals suspended from the ceiling, a globe rolling on the floor, hippocephali mingled promiscuously with drinking cups, in which quivered leaves of gold, skulls placed upon vellum checkered with figures and characters, huge manuscripts piled up wide open, without mercy on the cracking corners of the parchment; in short, all the rubbish of science, and everywhere on this confusion dust and spiders’…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • A rather fast crowd had come out, who drank cocktails in limousines and were promiscuously condescending and patronizing toward older people, and Eleanor with an esprit that hinted strongly of the boulevards, led many innocents still redolent of St. Timothy’s and Farmington, into paths of Bohemian naughtiness.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • With all this, she, the elder of the sisters, was not yet twenty, and they had both been educated, since they were about twelve years old and had lost their parents, on plans at once narrow and promiscuous, first in an English family and afterwards in a Swiss family at Lausanne, their bachelor uncle and guardian trying in this way to remedy the disadvantages of their orphaned condition.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Though He must have been young once, surely He was young once, and surely someone who has existed as long as He has, who has looked at as much crude and promiscuous sinning without grace or restraint or decorum as He has had to, to contemplate at last, even though the instances are not one in a thousand thousand, the principles of honor, decorum and gentleness applied to perfectly normal human instinct which you Anglo-Saxons insist upon calling lust and in whose service you revert in…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • It was an invasive life form, devastating and promiscuous.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Men running promiscuously and in columns to the lines.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The intention is to reduce girls’ sexual desire, curb promiscuity, and ensure that daughters will be marriageable.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Lagos found this interesting-this promiscuous dispersal of information, written on a medium that lasts forever.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The second you placed an item in the file, a fuzzy photograph, an unfounded rumor, it became promiscuously true.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Newman accepted every proposal, shook hands universally and promiscuously, and seemed equally unfamiliar with trepidation or with elation.
    Henry James  --  The American
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