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Jean Louise said, "It’s just that I never knew you went in for salacious reading material, Aunty."
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  characterized by lust
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  • Jean Louise said, "It’s just that I never knew you went in for salacious reading material, Aunty."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • He was grinning; a frankly salacious grin, and he was able to make it clear that I was not to worry; that things were progressing perfectly normally from a wolfish point of view.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Tall columns of white smoke, graceful and almost feminine, rose like false gods on the horizon, and from my boat they were salacious and impure reminders of the absolute insistence of man that he defile all that he touches.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It is Finnick’s salacious and gory account of the Capitol that takes the day.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay

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  • He wiggled his eyebrows at me, his crooked grin clearly salacious.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He overrode my feelings and the conversation grew more salacious.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Rosemary, as dewy with belief as a child from one of Mrs. Burnett’s vicious tracts, had a conviction of homecoming, of a return from the derisive and salacious improvisations of the frontier.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It needs to be said too what salacious nonsense it is to claim that Lord Darlington was anti-Semitic, or that he had close association with organizations like the British Union of Fascists.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The public will always prefer a salacious melodrama to a bald tale of mere thievery.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Her permanent room was her only home, and this made for immediate communion with Florentino Ariza, who, she said, would become a wise man known throughout the world because he could enrich his soul with reading in a paradise of salaciousness.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera

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  • In the same spirit, the revelations of psychoanalysis are regarded by many laymen to be productions of the "salacious mind" of Dr. Freud.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He was embarrassingly jocular and salacious.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Instead they were charging along like a steamroller and feeding salacious details about Salander to the press.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • I giggle with the most revolting salaciousness over La Vie Parisienne, when I get hold of one in Chicago, yet I shouldn’t even try to hold your hand.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • But even those wild memories of his mad youth left him unmoved, just as during his last debauch he had exhausted his quota of salaciousness and all he had left was the marvelous gift of being able to remember it without bitterness or repentance.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • We left him eleven messages, each more annoying and salacious than the last.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • She meant well, but Julie reveled in gossip—from the salacious to the mundane—and often used her position as.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Powell was not a happy man when he arrived at headquarters, and Wynken, Blynken, and Nod did some salacious wynking, blynking and nodding.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Her spirit and intelligence, her interest in their lives, her fund of opinions, seemed to elicit confidences such as they shared with few others, though none in the salacious manner of Lovell.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But she hated the motion pictures with their salacious and absurd misrepresentations of life, in some cases capably acted by skillful actors, and in others a silly series of scenes featuring some doll-faced girl.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • Two months after their weekend in Palm Springs, Marilyn Monroe stands before a dazzled crowd in New York’s Madison Square Garden, singing the traditional birthday song in the most salacious manner possible.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • No one told you to call your band Salacious Mold, my friend.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • MARTHA (Salaciously—to NICK) So everyone’s going to look like you, eh?
    Edward Albee  --  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • The Salacious and the Surreal
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • I was hoping for something a bit more salacious, but am forced to admit, I’d never have guessed you held the county record for fattest pumpkin… .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Waugh, in his dispatches to the London Times and in his book, referred to His Majesty Haile Selassie the First as "Highly Salacious," seeing cowardice in the Emperor’s leaving the country in the face of Mussolini’s advance.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • I was hoping for something a bit more salacious, but am forced to admit, I’d never have guessed you held the county record for fattest pumpkin… .
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Aureliano bore Amaranta Ursula’s spite patiently and made an effort to show her that he could be as good a husband in adversity as in prosperity, and the daily needs that besieged them when Gaston’s last money ran out created a bond of solidarity between them that was not as dazzling and heady as passion, but that let them make love as much and be as happy as during their uproarious and salacious days.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • This rubbishy "Neuro-hypnotism," however beribboned with new terminologies, is only Mesmerism, or Animal Magnetism, re-writ; and that sickly nonsense was discredited long ago, as being merely a solemn-sounding blind, behind which men of questionable antecedents and salacious natures might obtain power over young women of the same, asking them impertinent and offensive questions and ordering them to perform immodest acts, without the latter appearing to consent to it.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Her whisper was tinged with salaciousness—"does oo feel the dear itsy one stirring, the pledge of love?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • a salacious rooster of a little man
  • salacious limericks
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