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He had a lecherous gleam in his eye.
  inappropriately excessive in sexual interest or activity — usually said of men
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lecherous lecherously
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  • He had a lecherous gleam in his eye.
  • a lecherous good-for-nothing
  • Hanna took another sip of wine and noticed a forty-something guy staring lecherously at them.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • "So it’s the hard stuff yer wantin’, is it?" he said, grinning lecherously.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • I thought he was greedy, lecherous, and dangerous.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • She smiled and gave me a slow, lecherous looking over, laughing at my discomfiture.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • One lady with the delicate sweetness of a lemon told me that her father had required her to carry a gun when she was growing up to protect herself from lecherous attacks by black men.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It is "a glorious mission …. to defend our homes from the spoiler," from "hordes of Northern Hessians," to fight "in defence of innocent girls & women from the fangs of lecherous Northern hirelings," or in "defiance to the Vandal hordes, who would desecrate and pollute our Southern Soil."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Well, after all, he hadn’t been occupied in fighting off lecherous advances.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Lecherous.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • I always liked him since I seen him—" He winked so lecherously that Granma thought he had spoken and retorted, "Shut up, you sinful ol’ goat.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • She stood in the speaker’s pulpit of an unaired hall and looked at a flat sheet of faces, faces lecherously eager with the sense of their own virtue.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • He caught her looking at him and gave her a wink … a decidedly lecherous one.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villain!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • She complained a good deal about the difficulties of avoiding the lecherous looks and touches of men in the street who could not keep away from her.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • My father compounded with my mother under the dragon’s tail, and my nativity was under ursa major; so that it follows I am rough and lecherous.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • 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
  • Cruel ages are put on their guard against Sentimentality, feckless and idle ones against Respectability, lecherous ones against Puritansm; and whenever all men are really hastening to be slaves or tyrants we make Liberalism the prime bogey.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • The lecherous and depraved old man was delighted with Hungry Joe’s split lips and black-and-blue eyes.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • 21 Nels Gudmundsson stood at a distance from the witness stand when it was his turn to question Susan Marie Heine: he did not want to appear lecherous by placing himself in close proximity to a woman of such tragic, sensual beauty.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Every morning before I was out the main gate I had one last impression that was both ordinary and unforgettable: a pyramid of turtles; the iridescent snout of a mandrill; the stately silence of a giraffe; the obese, yellow open mouth of a hippo; the beak-and-claw climbing of a macaw parrot up a wire fence; the greeting claps of a shoebill’s bill; the senile, lecherous expression of a camel.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • It is a look that gives equal credence to disaster and lecherous success.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Tyler arched his eyebrows lecherously.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • A figure that had seemed to him by day demure and innocent came towards him by night through the winding darkness of sleep, her face transfigured by a lecherous cunning, her eyes bright with brutish joy.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • To begin: there’s Aries, or the Ram—lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull—he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins—that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path—he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the Virgin! that’s our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes…
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I would the duke we talk of were returned again: this ungenitured agent will unpeople the province with continency; sparrows must not build in his house-eaves because they are lecherous.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • Generally we refuse to admit within ourselves, or within our friends, the fullness of that pushing, self-protective, malodorous, carnivorous, lecherous fever which is the very nature of the organic cell.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …man, I think it not; for then I must couch with her, and leave arms and tournaments, battles, and adventures; and as for to say for to take my pleasaunce with paramours, that will I refuse in principal for dread of God; for knights that be adventurous or lecherous shall not be happy nor fortunate unto the wars, for other they shall be overcome with a simpler knight than they be themselves, other else they shall by unhap and their cursedness slay better men than they be themselves.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • …man, I think it not; for then I must couch with her, and leave arms and tournaments, battles, and adventures; and as for to say for to take my pleasaunce with paramours, that will I refuse in principal for dread of God; for knights that be adventurous or lecherous shall not be happy nor fortunate unto the wars, for other they shall be overcome with a simpler knight than they be themselves, other else they shall by unhap and their cursedness slay better men than they be themselves.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • …demon believed be could restore by sheer indomitable willing the Sutpen’s Hundred which he remembered and had lost, labored with no hope of pay or reward who must have seen long before the demon did (or would admit it) that the task was hopeless—blind Jones who apparently saw still in that furious lecherous wreck the old fine figure of the man who once galloped on the black thoroughbred about that domain two boundaries of which the eye could not see from any point "Yes," Quentin said.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • We admit his love for this Miss X, and we propose to show by witnesses of our own, as well as by analyzing some of the testimony that has been offered here, that perhaps the sly and lecherous overtures with which this defendant is supposed to have lured the lovely soul now so sadly and yet so purely accidentally blotted out, as we shall show, from the straight and narrow path of morality, were perhaps no more sly nor lecherous than the proceedings of any youth who finds the girl of his…
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The more the rhonchial pack talks things out the more lecherous they become.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Berger yesterday had grinned lecherously at him over a sugar doughnut.
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • "He’s also married with a kid, you lecherous homewrecker."
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • He was a wretched king …. vain, drunken, lecherous …. he would have set your sister aside, his own queen …. please ….
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • On the third floor of the First National Bank building on the right hand corner, Fergus Paston, fifty-six, a thin lecherous mouth between iron-gray dundrearies, leaned his cocked leg upon his open window, and followed the movements of Miss Bernie Powers, twentytwo, crossing the street.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • …Laton, latten, brass, Laund, waste plain, Layne, conceal, Lazar-cot, leper-house, Learn, teach, Lears, cheeks, Leaved, leafy, Lecher, fornicator, Leech, physician, Leman, lover, Let, caused to, Let, hinder, Lewdest, most ignorant, Licours lecherous, Lief, dear, Liefer, more gladly, Lieve, believe, Limb-meal, limb from limb, List, desire, pleasure, Lithe, joint, Longing unto, belonging to, Long on (upon), because of, Loos, praise, Lotless, without a share, Loveday, day for. settling…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • The whole air and attitude of the form was one of stealthy cat-like obsequiousness; the whole expression of the face was concentrated in a wrinkled leer, compounded of cunning, lecherousness, slyness, and avarice.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • *red or pimply As hot he was and lecherous as a sparrow, With scalled browes black, and pilled* beard: *scanty Of his visage children were sore afeard.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • His eyes had a look of fear and of oddly lecherous anticipation.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • STEPHEN: Lecherous lynx, to la belle dame sans merci, Georgina Johnson, ad deam qui laetificat iuventutem meam.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I don’t need a new wave of rumours making me out to be some lecherous rock-star type on the hunt for a nice lay."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • "Follow me, and try to look a shade more lecherous and a shade less like the King’s Hand.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • He was as lecherous as always.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • She had held her own with a shrill ferocious religiosity that was as lecherous and as savage as anything Grampa could offer.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • And never mind the lecherous wink earlier.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Order was restored, but not to the faces of the crowd: the faces remained lecherously self-righteous.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous … Like drums, like the men singing for the corn, like magic, the words repeated and repeated themselves in his head.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • A lecherous thing is wine, and drunkenness Is full of striving and of wretchedness.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
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