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lewd and lascivious conduct
  excessively driven by, demonstrating, or provoking sexual desires
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lascivious lasciviousness lasciviously
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  • lewd and lascivious conduct
  • Faris looks lasciviously at the Illustrian girls.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Andie is a good girl, meaning she doesn’t post photos of herself "partying," and she never posts lascivious messages.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She broke into a lascivious grin.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • When I was escorted for a bathroom break (difficult to manage when one’s wrists are chained to one’s waist), in addition to lascivious invitations and threatening catcalls, I was treated to more than one "Whatcha doin’ HERE, Blondie?"
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Everyone lasciviously waiting for a kill.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • This was accompanied by a lascivious wink.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Lasciviousness, stupid, not lasviciousness.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • The fat guy stared lasciviously at Manuela.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I was still shaken by that unmerciful, lascivious dream.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • I was pleased to hear this statement of policy, dubious as its moral underpinning might be, but remained a bit nervous in the face of the openly lascivious looks on some of the other faces.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In the event you do hook up with him, I expect lascivious details.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • She knew that behind their crass jokes and lascivious grins, they were terrified of Masooma.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • And yet, in American eyes at least, there remains the conviction that the Russian attitude toward women is lascivious.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • She stares lasciviously down at the men, running her tongue across her upper lip.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The two brigands looked at each other for a moment—the one with a smile of lasciviousness on his lips, the other with the pallor of death on his brow.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • To speak frankly, many are sexual deviants, either terribly repressed and subject to explosions of frenzied lasciviousness or openly depraved, in either case regularly affronting management with gross outrages of free sex and incest.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Despite Keith’s lascivious impulses, in church he behaved as though he viewed her presence as a dangerously disruptive force that might somehow upset his clan.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I detected no hint of lasciviousness in Bill’s voice or manner, certainly no element of pimping; no, he was simply trying to protect me.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • I wouldn’t let my brother, not even my own brother, most lascivious thing.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • That they were corrupt in public and private practice, both lecherous and lascivious, was considered their noble right, and thoroughly enjoyed by most of the less gifted population.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • There are some to whom "no passion is as serious as lust" and for whom an indecent story ceases to produce lasciviousness precisely in so far as it becomes funny: there are others in whom laughter and lust are excited at the same moment and by the same things.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The girls disrobed at once, pausing in different stages to point proudly to their garish underthings and bantering all the while with the gaunt and dissipated old man with the shabby long white hair and slovenly white unbuttoned shirt who sat cackling lasciviously in a musty blue armchair almost in the exact center of the room and bade Nately and his companions welcome with a mirthful and sardonic formality.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Not like a woman, for I would prevent The loose encounters of lascivious men.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • In the less than halflight he appeared to be watching his body, seeming to watch it turning slow and lascivious in a whispering of gutter filth like a drowned corpse in a thick still black pool of more than water.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • But, I beseech you, If’t be your pleasure and most wise consent,— As partly I find it is,—that your fair daughter, At this odd-even and dull watch o’ the night, Transported with no worse nor better guard But with a knave of common hire, a gondolier, To the gross clasps of a lascivious Moor,— If this be known to you, and your allowance, We then have done you bold and saucy wrongs; But if you know not this, my manners tell me We have your wrong rebuke.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Ithal breaks into a lascivious grin.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Mitchell gave a lascivious grin.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • He did not notice it because at that moment he was discovering the first indications of his own being in a lascivious grandfather who let himself be frivolously dragged along across a hallucinated plateau in search of a beautiful woman who would not make him happy.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Antony, Leave thy lascivious wassails.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • She put one hand on her hip, the other behind her head, looking at him through half-open eyes, sultry and lascivious.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • An infernal boldness looked out from her burning eyes, and their lids drew close together with a lascivious and encouraging look, so that the young man felt himself growing weak beneath the mute will of this woman who was urging him to a crime.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • She looked up at his sweating face, on which a lascivious smile had immediately appeared, and straightened, trying to control her trembling.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • As he got up to leave Reuben stopped by Pig’s desk near the door and tapped Theresa’s picture frame with a huge lascivious finger.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I expected poisoned looks, against which I was coated and immune; at least, my greater trouble made such looks seem negligible; and I wasn’t willing to be tagged for lascivious crime and false pretenses or whatever the counts were that they thought they had against me.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • …thought, Eating his fill; nor Eve to iterate Her former trespass feared, the more to sooth Him with her loved society; that now, As with new wine intoxicated both, They swim in mirth, and fancy that they feel Divinity within them breeding wings, Wherewith to scorn the earth: But that false fruit Far other operation first displayed, Carnal desire inflaming; he on Eve Began to cast lascivious eyes; she him As wantonly repaid; in lust they burn: Till Adam thus ’gan Eve to dalliance move.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • All your sins and anguish self-affrighting, Your murders and lascivious delighting Are to us but as a show Like the suns that circling go, Changing not our day for night; On your frenzied life we spy, And refresh ourselves thereafter With the stars in order fleeing; Our breath is winter; in our sight Fawns the dragon of the sky; Cool and unchanging is our eternal being, Cool and star bright is our eternal laughter.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • …had been converted into a concrete religious symbol, the symbol would have looked something like this: a black imp with two horns; a long, curving, forked tail; cloven hoofs, a scaly, naked body; wet, sticky fingers; moist, sensual lips; and lascivious eyes feasting upon the face of the elder’s wife …. A religious revival was announced and Granny felt that it was her last chance to bring me to God before I entered the precincts of sin at the public school, for I had already given loud…
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Well, I will find you twenty lascivious turtles ere one chaste man.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • They are not artistic: they are only lascivious.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • They are lasciviousness itself.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Tyrion gave her a lascivious grin.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • "Do you see those two?" he asked in reference to the lascivious Danes.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Ordinarily it closed at eight, but tonight it kept open till one, and developed a spirit of almost lascivious mirth.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • VOLT: May her feignings Not take your wisdoms: but this day she baited A stranger, a grave knight, with her loose eyes, And more lascivious kisses.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • It was furtive, lascivious, sordid—nourishment sucked in and excreted, an exhalation of carbon dioxide and other foul impurities of a mysterious origin and nature.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Only to seem to deserve well, and to beguile the supposition of that lascivious young boy the count, have I run into this danger: yet who would have suspected an ambush where I was taken?
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Grim-visag’d war hath smooth’d his wrinkled front; And now,—instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,— He capers nimbly in a lady’s chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III
  • It was not horses that interested me, but airplanes, and so in my daydreams I wore pilot’s goggles and a flowing white scarf and flew in an open cockpit in pursuit of lascivious devils who had kidnapped Laraine and were flying her to secret hideouts to have their brutal way with her.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Such as my bosom may be, and I might remind you-as if it’s necessary-that Miss Pauling, our ship’s entertainer, and a guest I notice who has come to address you most informally, John, has a substantially greater bosom than I, and is in a mood to display her wares in what I consider, quite frankly, a most inappropriate and lascivious way.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
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