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  • No one in Kabul considered me a pioneer of anything but bad taste, debauchery, and immoral character.†   (source)
  • The tabloids took joy in documenting Zachary's spoiled life of debauchery.†   (source)
  • When she was quite old and alone, two sons and three daughters argued over who would have the pleasure of taking her to live with them, but she could not think of a better place to live than that hotel of her youthful debaucheries.†   (source)
  • His vices are many, but he has not abandoned himself to debauchery; that much the Varden's spies have determined.†   (source)
  • For memories, he had one or two marijuana parties, one or two community debauches, one or two girls whose names he had forgotten, one or two addresses which he had lost.†   (source)
  • I break down in the confessional and sob like a baby, telling the priest about my parents, my night of debauchery, and my adulterous thoughts.†   (source)
  • We took the 4x4s, drove to the site of Ethan's and my debauchery, set off on foot in the direction of the mountain lion's hasty departure.†   (source)
  • Dubbed the nation's most eligible bachelor, Vanderbilt eschewed the debauchery that would have tempted other men fresh out of their teens and into a bottomless bank account.†   (source)
  • You won't have any problem finding some girl willing to accompany you on the road back to soulless debauchery."†   (source)
  • Those conspiratorial lunches of the patrones would culminate in either Romanesque debauchery or cockfights, and by evening the men would take the Red Lantern by storm, where twelve-year-old prostitutes and Carmelo, the only homosexual in the brothel and the town, would dance to the strains of an antediluvian Victrola beneath the watchful eye of Sofia, who was too old to go chasing around herself, although she still had the energy to run her business with an iron hand and keep the…†   (source)
  • She would have been perfect for Yossarian, a debauched, coarse, vulgar, amoral, appetizing slattern whom he had longed for and idolized for months.†   (source)
  • "Every brutal gratification can be so easily indulged in this place," wrote William Tudor of Boston, Washington's judge advocate, to his fiancee, "that the army will be debauched here in a month more than in twelve at Cambridge."†   (source)
  • Dinner, dancing, debauchery.†   (source)
  • They adore me, for I feed the Komitet more useful gossip about the upper ranks of the debauched, so-called free world than any other officer in a foreign post.†   (source)
  • But of course a tiny part of the woman in me fears another truth altogether, as that part of town is known for its debaucheries.†   (source)
  • You don't blame her for choosing a living of lustfulness and debauchery?" he inquired, his eyebrow raised in mock severity.†   (source)
  • Yet from Heather and her bosses, he continued to endure a surreptitious scrutiny that seemed to be based on the assumption that he was engaged in some criminal enterprise or, at best, was on his way for a few days of unspeakable debauchery in Las Vegas.†   (source)
  • Horrible, debauched, mouth limp and cracked, loose against the teeth as an ancient dog's.†   (source)
  • Just drunken debauchery, Mimi, and evil companions.†   (source)
  • He felt attended to, as if the sky and sun would cleanse him, might wash away last night's debauchery.†   (source)
  • JEAN: Where did your debauch take place last night?†   (source)
  • His mind and spirit shattered, Houston had abandoned civilization for the Cherokees, drunken debauchery and political and personal exile.†   (source)
  • Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.   (source)
  • It is one of the bitterest apportionments of a lot of slavery, that the negro, sympathetic and assimilative, after acquiring, in a refined family, the tastes and feelings which form the atmosphere of such a place, is not the less liable to become the bond-slave of the coarsest and most brutal,--just as a chair or table, which once decorated the superb saloon, comes, at last, battered and defaced, to the barroom of some filthy tavern, or some low haunt of vulgar debauchery.   (source)
  • "Wide open" gambling and debauchery made the city pleasing to "trade," but burglaries and holdups did not.   (source)
    debauchery = excessive drinking, casual sex, and/or drug abuse while partying
  • This ball was held in a big dance hall, and was one of the occasions when the city's powers of debauchery gave themselves up to madness.   (source)
    debauchery = excessive drinking while partying
  • They lodged men and women on the same floor; and with the night there began a saturnalia of debauchery—scenes such as never before had been witnessed in America.   (source)
    debauchery = excessive drinking, casual sex, and/or drug abuse while partying
  • Not the elegant prince of our debauched and vicious art, not the jeweled idol of our society churches—but the Jesus of the awful reality, the man of sorrow and pain, the outcast, despised of the world, who had nowhere to lay his head—   (source)
    debauched = corrupted
  • Simon tries to imagine what sort of debauch he's been on, and how long it has lasted.†   (source)
  • With all his perseverance, he tried to teach her the tricks he had seen others perform through the peepholes in the transient hotel, along with the theoretical formulations preached by Lotario Thugut on his nights of debauchery.†   (source)
  • Simon has consigned him, in imagination, to some bottomless debauch or other, and then forgotten him.†   (source)
  • A show of debauchery.†   (source)
  • A short time later Fernanda heard the fireworks of the debauch and the unmistakable accordion of Aureliano Segundo from the direction of Petra Cotes's place.†   (source)
  • However, he did try to resist complete debauchery, for he was conscious of the duties that awaited them the following day and he wanted to have a clear head.†   (source)
  • But the demolition of Carthage (what one should think should have established it in supreme dominion) by removing all danger, suffered it to sink into debauchery, and made it at length an easy prey to Barbarians.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • …flights of creaking wooden stairs and guided them through a doorway into their own wonderful and resplendent tenement apartment, which burgeoned miraculously with an infinite and proliferating flow of supple young naked girls and contained the evil and debauched ugly old man who irritated Nately constantly with his caustic laughter and the clucking, proper old woman in the ash-gray woolen sweater who disapproved of everything immoral that occurred there and tried her best to tidy up.†   (source)
  • Can we draw a veil over the guilty cause [Abigail wrote], or refrain from comparing a country grown old in debauchery and lewdness with the wise laws and institutions of one wherein marriage is considered as holy and honorable, wherein industry and sobriety enable parents to rear numerous offspring, and where the laws provide resource for illegitimacy by obliging the parents to maintenance, and if not to be obtained there, they become the charge of the town or parish where they are…†   (source)
  • I also entertain my superiors in that same debauched world far better than any other officer anywhere.†   (source)
  • This Halloween light in August, as orange as pumpkin lanterns but leaping high from pits in the sand, made even the innocent seem like debauched pagans in its glow.†   (source)
  • Conspiracy worked hard to replace my own sense of debauchery and unfaithfulness, and I managed to turn my own misgiving into a strong resentment of my husband in no time.†   (source)
  • Oil is not used on the islands, and he claims he might consider starting a small business there, but these islands are said to be rustic and quite taken to debauchery and even open fornication, and I don't know whether to believe this or not.†   (source)
  • "Yet it must be remembered there is everything here, too, which can seduce, betray, deceive, corrupt and debauch," and in order to see to his duties, he must steel himself.†   (source)
  • …and his wife's best friend and servant. there are virtually no entries other than these (often repugnant and degrading) until early in 1918, an editorial time jump i readily make in order to spare you, the reader, the sordid descriptions of the debauchery to which john rimbauer stooped. the only element you lose because of my red pencil is the growing frustration on the part of ellen and sukeena at being used in this way, to have what was once a pure love between them corrupted and…†   (source)
  • He was not the one who had englished the tottering world off course, slammed home this debauchery of laws to crucify the living heart and nail the dead in place with a stake of ash.†   (source)
  • He came to a peculiar, elaborately wrought concrete portal--columns on each side, statuary (armless figures in attitudes of greed, agony, debauched pleasure: a naked leering fat man, at his feet young girls, also naked, looking up with expressions of mingled delight and disgust--in all this nothing shocking, Clumly felt, nothing out of the ordinary), around the bases of the statues bits of broken glass, a hubcap, a bleeding hand.†   (source)
  • …of harboring a fugitive slave in his cellar and writing his sermons with a sword over his ink stand and a pistol in his desk "loaded and ready for defense," denounced Webster in merciless fashion from his pulpit, an attack he would continue even after Webster's death: "No living man has done so much," he cried, "to debauch the conscience of the nation…… I know of no deed in American history done by a son of New England to which I can compare this, but the act of Benedict Arnold."†   (source)
  • What idiocies has he uttered, in the course of these nightly debauches?†   (source)
  • JEAN: It's the result of all your past debauches.†   (source)
  • Aureliano Segundo then devoted more time to Petra Cotes, and although his body and soul no longer permitted him the debauches of days gone by, he lost no chance to arrange them and to dig out the accordion, which by then had some keys held in place by shoelaces.†   (source)
  • …for the mythical truth of the great inventions, and Fernanda praying, and Colonel Aureliano Buendia stupefying himself with the deception of war and the little gold fishes, and Aureliano Segundo dying of solitude in the turmoil of his debauches, and then they learned that dominant obsessions can prevail against death and they were happy again with the certainty that they would go on loving each other in their shape as apparitions long after other species of future animals would…†   (source)
  • But he is not going to be done out of his debauch of Unselfishness either.†   (source)
  • You cannot imagine what a debauch they were engaged in.†   (source)
  • A Dutch farmer type, his once great muscular strength has been debauched into flaccid tallow.†   (source)
  • She was debauched by this Martínez, and he married her to one of his peons.†   (source)
  • The young sailor rolled his eyes aloft with an expression of innocent debauchery.†   (source)
  • It was a sign—the sign of the province, the sign unmistakable of debauchery.†   (source)
  • He had decided that he could appeal to women whose taste was for experience; a little worn, somewhat bitter, debauched uncle.†   (source)
  • It was not the fact that a slave woman was being sold away from the house where she had had protection and kindness and away from the arms of her husband into debauchery.†   (source)
  • That man with the drooping moustache, like a cavalry officer, lived a life of the utmost debauchery (it is all in some memoir) until one day he met a stranger in a train who converted him between Edinburgh and Carlisle by reading the Bible.†   (source)
  • The brown earth, the torn, blasted earth, with a greasy shine under the sun's rays; the earth is the background of this restless, gloomy world of automatons, our gasping is the scratching of a quill, our lips are dry, our heads are debauched with stupor—thus we stagger forward, and into our pierced and shattered souls bores the torturing image of the brown earth with the greasy sun and the convulsed and dead soldiers, who lie there—"it can't be helped—who cry and clutch at our legs as…†   (source)
  • All the blood and lymph had been drained out of him by an enormous debauch of work, leaving only a frail structure of nerves, bones, and skin.†   (source)
  • The divorced Watson was conspicuous for his absence from all conversations: there was once or twice a heavy flutter around his name, a funereal hush, and a muttered suggestion of oriental debauchery.†   (source)
  • He began to die before their eyes—a quick age, and a slow death, impotent, disintegrating, horrible because his life had been so much identified with physical excess— huge drinking, huge eating, huge rioting debauchery.†   (source)
  • His association with Elk Duncan was one of the proud summits of his life: he weltered in the purple calcium which bathed that worthy, he smoked cigarettes with a debauched leer, and cursed loudly and uneasily with the accent of a depraved clergyman.†   (source)
  • Steve had early tasted the joys of the bottle, stealing, during the days when he was a young attendant of his father's debauch, a furtive swallow from the strong rank whisky in a half-filled flask: the taste nauseated him, but the experience made good boasting for his fellows.†   (source)
  • Did I teach the one his vices, and the other his debauchery?†   (source)
  • His zest in debauchery might wane, but never Mrs. Cutter's belief in it.†   (source)
  • Here debauched a deep gorge, with precipitous, volcanic walls which no man could scale.†   (source)
  • But he has sunk into a drunken debauched creature.†   (source)
  • I tried dissipation — never debauchery: that I hated, and hate.†   (source)
  • " 'Gad, what a debauched Corydon!" said my lord—"what a mouth for a pipe!"†   (source)
  • It suits you so badly—all this debauchery, dissipation, and the rest of it!†   (source)
  • I shall perish of my debauchery if Thou utterly desertest me!†   (source)
  • Oh! how ugly and crabbed behind is debauch which is so charming in front!†   (source)
  • Drunkenness, debauchery and devilry were what we almost prided ourselves on.†   (source)
  • To sink into debauchery, to stifle your soul with corruption, yes?†   (source)
  • In riotous orgies and debauchery, receiving everything from society and giving nothing in return.†   (source)
  • He gathered loose women into his house, and carried on orgies of debauchery in his wife's presence.†   (source)
  • Sheer imaginative debauchery!†   (source)
  • You see, I'm quite aware that young folks go to the dogs all too easily here, and I used to attempt to take occasional measures against their debauchery.†   (source)
  • The Bhil who was holding an officer's polo pony, the Eurasian who drove the Nawab Bahadur's car, the Nawab Bahadur himself, the Nawab Bahadur's debauched grandson—none would have examined a difficulty so frankly and coolly.†   (source)
  • This bit of forest might have appeared to an ethereal wanderer as a scene of the result of some frightful debauch.†   (source)
  • After each of these orgies of living he experienced all the physical depression which follows a debauch; the loathing of respectable beds, of common food, of a house penetrated by kitchen odors; a shuddering repulsion for the flavorless, colorless mass of everyday existence; a morbid desire for cool things and soft lights and fresh flowers.†   (source)
  • The cause of it all, as near as I could make out, was that the man, who was mate, had gone on a debauch before leaving San Francisco, and then had the poor taste to die at the beginning of the voyage and leave Wolf Larsen short-handed.†   (source)
  • The fevered flush on his face from the debauch of the previous evening lessened the fragility of his ordinary appearance, and his long lashes, dark brows, and curly back hair and beard against the white pillow completed the physiognomy of one whom Arabella, as a woman of rank passions, still felt it worth while to recapture, highly important to recapture as a woman straitened both in means and in reputation.†   (source)
  • He's been on a debauch!†   (source)
  • The habit was analogous to a debauch, an outlet, though the worst of outlets, for instincts that would not be denied.†   (source)
  • One evening when he was recovering from a long debauch the stranger came reeling along the main street of the town.†   (source)
  • Myra pictured an all-night tobacco debauch, with Amory pale and reeling from the effect of nicotined lungs.†   (source)
  • Suppose now, Hedda, that a man—in the small hours of the morning— came home to his child's mother after a night of riot and debauchery, and said: "Listen—I have been here and there—in this place and in that.†   (source)
  • The very prospect of beer which my expected coming had opened to him had proved too much, and he had begun too early on his expected debauch.†   (source)
  • , whose beauty was equalled only by his debauchery, and who received Leonora of Aragon in a pavilion of white and crimson silk, filled with nymphs and centaurs, and gilded a boy that he might serve at the feast as Ganymede or Hylas; Ezzelin, whose melancholy could be cured only by the spectacle of death, and who had a passion for red blood, as other men have for red wine—the son of the Fiend, as was reported, and one who had cheated his father at dice when gambling with him for his own…†   (source)
  • The men were oblivious of their wives as they gave the social passwords of Main Street, the orthodox opinions on weather, crops, and motor cars, then flung away restraint and gyrated in the debauch of shop-talk.†   (source)
  • And yet Hans Castorp, like so many others, explored that possibility—explored it with a scowl, for debauchery is never cheerful.†   (source)
  • At all events, let me take an old woman's privilege again, and tell you flatly that marriage peoples the world and debauchery does not.†   (source)
  • I had seen whisky drunk, such as whisky-and-soda by the men of the clubs, but never as these men drank it, from pannikins and mugs, and from the bottles—great brimming drinks, each one of which was in itself a debauch.†   (source)
  • It was translated almost word for word from the French, with even the original syntax perfectly preserved, lending a certain demeanor and titillating elegance to its exposition of a philosophy of physical love and debauchery, all in a spirit of worldly, life-affirming paganism.†   (source)
  • 'An expensive place, I dare say,' thought Nicholas; 'but a pint of wine and a biscuit are no great debauch wherever they are had.†   (source)
  • The peasants have vodka, the educated young people, shut out from activity, waste themselves in impossible dreams and visions and are crippled by theories; Jews have sprung up and are amassing money, and all the rest give themselves up to debauchery.†   (source)
  • You were still fast asleep, and I did not know what to do with myself; I was still stupid from our yesterday's debauch.†   (source)
  • He thought, as she once more shaded them — not so much looking at him, as looking for him with a brutish instinct that he was there — that no single trace was left in those debauched features, or in the mind that went along with them, of the woman he had married eighteen years before.†   (source)
  • This has been actually the case in all the countries which have had an aristocracy; as long as a trace of the principle remains, these peculiarities will still exist; to debauch a woman of color scarcely injures the reputation of an American—to marry her dishonors him.†   (source)
  • And I could hardly have resigned myself to the simple, vulgar, direct debauchery of a clerk and have endured all the filthiness of it.†   (source)
  • This man squandered the fortune he had received, and sought to retrieve his affairs by a second marriage; but, having retired after a night of drunken debauch, he was found dead in the morning.†   (source)
  • You have not stupified yourself with debauchery and you have not mortgaged your fortune to social conveniences.†   (source)
  • Finally, it was said, a thing quite horrible in a boy of sixteen, that his debauchery often extended as far as the Rue de Glatigny.†   (source)
  • This castle, for ten years, has opened to no priest save the debauched Norman chaplain who partook the nightly revels of Front-de-Boeuf, and he has been long gone to render an account of his stewardship.†   (source)
  • This debauch boded ill for that wilful and fascinating mistress whom the faithful man even now felt within him as the embodiment of all that was sweet and bright and hopeless.†   (source)
  • You may have known your neighbor yesterday for a thief, a drunkard, or a sensualist, and merely pitied or despised him, and despaired of the world; but the sun shines bright and warm this first spring morning, recreating the world, and you meet him at some serene work, and see how it is exhausted and debauched veins expand with still joy and bless the new day, feel the spring influence with the innocence of infancy, and all his faults are forgotten.†   (source)
  • He had lived a life of noisy debauch, full of duels, bets, elopements; he had squandered his fortune and frightened all his family.†   (source)
  • War, murder, slavery, extermination, and debauchery,—this has again and again been the result of carrying civilization and the blessed gospel to the isles of the sea and the heathen without the law.†   (source)
  • As the steward ascended while talking, by the time he had ended his speech he appeared on the rock with the desired restoratives, exhibiting the worn-out and bloated features of a man who had run deep in a debauch, and that lately.†   (source)
  • Allowing for my learned friend's appearance being careless and slovenly if not debauched, they were sufficiently like each other to surprise, not only the witness, but everybody present, when they were thus brought into comparison.†   (source)
  • Rich men who live amidst democratic nations are therefore more intent on providing for their smallest wants than for their extraordinary enjoyments; they gratify a number of petty desires, without indulging in any great irregularities of passion: thus they are more apt to become enervated than debauched.†   (source)
  • All men have their enemies, good Sir Sluggard; and there be those malignant enough to construe the hospitable refreshment which I have been offering to you, a weary traveller, for the matter of three short hours, into sheer drunkenness and debauchery, vices alike alien to my profession and my disposition.†   (source)
  • Then she fell back exhausted, for these transports of vague love wearied her more than great debauchery.†   (source)
  • I have seen twelve-year-old boys working in chains on the public streets of Atlanta, directly in front of the schools, in company with old and hardened criminals; and this indiscriminate mingling of men and women and children makes the chain-gangs perfect schools of crime and debauchery.†   (source)
  • But, the gaol was a vile place, in which most kinds of debauchery and villainy were practised, and where dire diseases were bred, that came into court with the prisoners, and sometimes rushed straight from the dock at my Lord Chief Justice himself, and pulled him off the bench.†   (source)
  • He had found that among muffin-sellers there existed drunkenness, debauchery, and profligacy, which he attributed to the debasing nature of their employment as at present exercised; he had found the same vices among the poorer class of people who ought to be muffin consumers; and this he attributed to the despair engendered by their being placed beyond the reach of that nutritious article, which drove them to seek a false stimulant in intoxicating liquors.†   (source)
  • The grace of her age was still struggling against the hideous, premature decrepitude of debauchery and poverty.†   (source)
  • But in the midst of her shame, her folly, her debauchery, it seemed to her that she should be less wild, less shameful, less dissipated, if there were something or some one in the world whom she could love, and who could love her.†   (source)
  • The debauchery gained its height; glasses were dashed upon the floor by hands that could not carry them to lips; oaths were shouted out by lips which could scarcely form the words to vent them in; drunken losers cursed and roared; some mounted on the tables, waving bottles above their heads and bidding defiance to the rest; some danced, some sang, some tore the cards and raved.†   (source)
  • This love without debauchery was a new experience for him, and, drawing him out of his lazy habits, caressed at once his pride and his sensuality.†   (source)
  • …of all goes on augmenting; industries are aroused and animated; factories and shops are multiplied; families, a hundred families, a thousand families, are happy; the district becomes populated; villages spring up where there were only farms before; farms rise where there was nothing; wretchedness disappears, and with wretchedness debauchery, prostitution, theft, murder; all vices disappear, all crimes: and this poor mother rears her child; and behold a whole country rich and honest!†   (source)
  • …attached to him, contended that this sluggish temper arose not from want of courage, but from mere want of decision; others alleged that his hereditary vice of drunkenness had obscured his faculties, never of a very acute order, and that the passive courage and meek good-nature which remained behind, were merely the dregs of a character that might have been deserving of praise, but of which all the valuable parts had flown off in the progress of a long course of brutal debauchery.†   (source)
  • If, on the other hand, seized by the brutal afterthought, we debauch the race thus caught in our talons, selfishly sucking their blood and brains in the future as in the past, what shall save us from national decadence?†   (source)
  • These appearances would in themselves have furnished a pretty strong clue to the extent of the debauch of the previous night, even if there had not been other indications of the amusements in which it had been passed.†   (source)
  • …before the grand portal of Notre-Dame, and you will there make an apology with a wax torch of the weight of two pounds in your hand, and thence you will be conducted to the Place de Grève, where you will be hanged and strangled on the town gibbet; and likewise your goat; and you will pay to the official three lions of gold, in reparation of the crimes by you committed and by you confessed, of sorcery and magic, debauchery and murder, upon the person of the Sieur Phoebus de Châteaupers.†   (source)
  • The habits of the military class are the absence of freedom, that is, discipline, idleness, ignorance, cruelty, debauchery, and drunkenness.†   (source)
  • If, at that period of her existence, Cosette had fallen in love with a man in the least unscrupulous or debauched, she would have been lost; for there are generous natures which yield themselves, and Cosette was one of them.†   (source)
  • But the little brother, like those young trees which deceive the gardener's hopes and turn obstinately to the quarter whence they receive sun and air, the little brother did not grow and did not multiply, but only put forth fine bushy and luxuriant branches on the side of laziness, ignorance, and debauchery.†   (source)
  • They are armed against you by the same experience of debauchery; but to promise a maid to marry her…. to deceive, to kidnap….†   (source)
  • "I plead guilty to drunkenness and dissipation," he exclaimed, again in a startling, almost frenzied, voice, "to idleness and debauchery.†   (source)
  • A powerful detachment of infantry of the line, broken at regular intervals, by the National Guard and the Municipal Guard on foot, and supported by serried masses which could be heard though not seen, debauched into the street at a run, with drums beating, trumpets braying, bayonets levelled, the sappers at their head, and, imperturbable under the projectiles, charged straight for the barricade with the weight of a brazen beam against a wall.†   (source)
  • While he was wearying every one with his tears and complaints, and turning his house into a sink of debauchery, a faithful servant of the family, Grigory, took the three-year-old Mitya into his care.†   (source)
  • Coming at twenty to his father's house, which was a very sink of filthy debauchery, he, chaste and pure as he was, simply withdrew in silence when to look on was unbearable, but without the slightest sign of contempt or condemnation.†   (source)
  • Neither in drunken debauchery in taverns, nor when he was flying into the country, trying to get from God knows whom, the money so essential to him to remove the object of his affections from being tempted by his father, did he bring himself to touch that little bag!†   (source)
  • At such moments he liked to feel that there was near at hand, in the lodge if not in the room, a strong, faithful man, virtuous and unlike himself, who had seen all his debauchery and knew all his secrets, but was ready in his devotion to overlook all that, not to oppose him, above all, not to reproach him or threaten him with anything, either in this world or in the next, and, in case of need, to defend him—from whom?†   (source)
  • That lady, who had long watched his career with compassion, gave him the most judicious advice, to give up his dissipated life, his unseemly love-affair, the waste of his youth and vigor in pot-house debauchery, and to set off to Siberia to the gold-mines: 'that would be an outlet for your turbulent energies, your romantic character, your thirst for adventure.'†   (source)
  • Since his childhood he had been the witness of his father's wildest debauches.†   (source)
  • And if I am my dead grandfather on the instant of his death, then my wife, his grandson's wife … the debaucher and murderer of my grandson's wife, since I could neither let my grandson live or die …"†   (source)
  • He got an instant panorama of the whole astonishing picture of humor and solemn superstition—the women contributing their money, in the interests of sanitation and health, to the debauches of the two grinning hairy nicotined young louts.†   (source)
  • The whole town is echoing with his debaucheries.†   (source)
  • What, you talk of debaucheries, Madame Messalina, Lady Macbeth!†   (source)
  • But they gazed at her so expectantly when she flickered past that she was reconvinced that in their debauches of respectability they had lost the power of play as well as the power of impersonal thought.†   (source)
  • When he was depressed by a wonder as to why he was here, listening to a Professor Robertshaw, repeating verses about fat-eared Germans, learning the trade of medicine like Fatty Pfaff or Irving Watters, then Martin had relief in what he considered debauches.†   (source)
  • Actually they were extremely small debauches; they rarely went beyond too much lager in the adjacent city of Zenith, or the smiles of a factory girl parading the sordid back avenues, but to Martin, with his pride in taut strength, his joy in a clear brain, they afterward seemed tragic.†   (source)
  • He was a bright and happy Christian, a romping optimist who laughed away sin and doubt, a joyful Puritan who with annoying virility preached the doctrine of his tiny sect, the Sanctification Brotherhood, that to have a beautiful church was almost as damnable as the debaucheries of card-playing.†   (source)
  • We met at a late hour of the night; for our debaucheries were to be faithfully protracted until morning.†   (source)
  • You make the public statement that calls for his trade, that debauches and depraves him, till he feels no shame in it; and in what are you better than he?†   (source)
  • We are going to learn the most minute details; we are going to lay our finger on the debaucheries of our sly friend!†   (source)
  • Oh, you need not avow this religious indifference, my Lord; your debaucheries and crimes would vouch for it.†   (source)
  • You believe, and yet you deliver me up to him who fills and defiles the world with his heresies and debaucheries—to that infamous Sardanapalus whom the blind call the Duke of Buckingham, and whom believers name Antichrist!†   (source)
  • This procession was so long that when the first vehicle reached the barrier, the last was barely debauching from the boulevard.†   (source)
  • To a monster who, though he is betrothed and all eyes are fixed on him, can't restrain his debaucheries—and before the very eyes of his betrothed!†   (source)
  • But if his father had remembered him (he could not, indeed, have been altogether unaware of his existence) he would have sent him back to the cottage, as the child would only have been in the way of his debaucheries.†   (source)
  • I never went out a fishing or shooting; a book, indeed, sometimes debauch'd me from my work, but that was seldom, snug, and gave no scandal; and, to show that I was not above my business, I sometimes brought home the paper I purchas'd at the stores thro' the streets on a wheelbarrow.†   (source)
  • He stopped at the crossing; and repeated—being simple by nature, and undebauched, because he had tramped, and shot; being pertinacious and dogged, having championed the downtrodden and followed his instincts in the House of Commons; being preserved in his simplicity yet at the same time grown rather speechless, rather stiff—he repeated that it was a miracle that he should have married Clarissa; a miracle—his life had been a miracle, he thought; hesitating to cross.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in undebauched means not and reverses the meaning of debauched. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • …Minos still lives on,
    and from Crete he made his way, racked by hardship,
    tumbling on like a rolling stone until he turned up here.
    He swears he's heard of Odysseus—just in reach,
    in rich Thesprotian country—still alive,
    laden with treasure, heading home at last!"
    the cautious queen responded, "call him here
    so he can tell me his own tale face-to-face.
    Our friends can sit at the gates or down the halls
    and play their games, debauched to their hearts' content.
    Why not?†   (source)
  • The scene in the study, where Ian and Jamie had taken refuge, strongly resembled a premature celebratory debauch.†   (source)
  • A fiendish libertine from his earliest years this stinking goat of Mendes gave precocious signs of infantile debauchery, recalling the cities of the plain, with a dissolute granddam.†   (source)
  • …list about a lady, even supposing she was the best wife in the world and they got on fairly well together for the sake of argument, when, neglecting her duties, she chose to be tired of wedded life and was on for a little flutter in polite debauchery to press their attentions on her with improper intent, the upshot being that her affections centred on another, the cause of many liaisons between still attractive married women getting on for fair and forty and younger men, no doubt as…†   (source)
  • All chic womans which arrive full of modesty then disrobe and squeal loud to see vampire man debauch nun very fresh young with dessous troublants.†   (source)
  • The lewd suggestions of some faded beauty may console him for a consort neglected and debauched but this new exponent of morals and healer of ills is at his best an exotic tree which, when rooted in its native orient, throve and flourished and was abundant in balm but, transplanted to a clime more temperate, its roots have lost their quondam vigour while the stuff that comes away from it is stagnant, acid and inoperative.†   (source)
  • —This villain hath debauched my wife, and is got into bed with her.†   (source)
  • These are your studied cares, your lewd delight: Swift to debauch, but slow to manly fight.†   (source)
  • Don't be angry, Tom, but upon my honour, you are not the first young fellow she hath debauched.†   (source)
  • The next thing to be refrained, is obscene discourse, which is the language only of proficients in debauchery, who never repent, but in a gaol or hospital; and whose carcases relish no better than their discourse, till the body becomes too nasty for the soul to stay any longer in it.†   (source)
  • Unharness'd chariots stand along the shore: Amidst the wheels and reins, the goblet by, A medley of debauch and war, they lie.†   (source)
  • Little did I suspect that the sacrifice of truth, which we both imagined to have been made to friendship, was in reality a prostitution of it to a depraved and debauched appetite.†   (source)
  • These rogues, whom I had picked up, debauched my other men, and they all formed a conspiracy to seize the ship, and secure me; which they did one morning, rushing into my cabin, and binding me hand and foot, threatening to throw me overboard, if I offered to stir.†   (source)
  • When a woman debauched from her youth, nay, even being the offspring of debauchery and vice, comes to give an account of all her vicious practices, and even to descend to the particular occasions and circumstances by which she ran through in threescore years, an author must be hard put to it wrap it up so clean as not to give room, especially for vicious readers, to turn it to his disadvantage.†   (source)
  • 'Let them be told, madam,' said I, 'that you had been well informed that he was not the man that you expected, and that you thought it was not safe to meddle with him; that you heard he was of an ill temper, and that he boasted how he had used the women ill upon many occasions, and that particularly he was debauched in his morals', etc. The last of which, indeed, had some truth in it; but at the same time I did not find that she seemed to like him much the worse for that part.†   (source)
  • …other dreadful news; and this adds to his self-reproaches; but when he has thought and pored on it till he is almost mad, having no principles to support him, nothing within him or above him to comfort him, but finding it all darkness on every side, he flies to the same relief again, viz. to drink it away, debauch it away, and falling into company of men in just the same condition with himself, he repeats the crime, and thus he goes every day one step onward of his way to destruction.†   (source)
  • What, I suppose you are one of those sparks who lead my son into all those scenes of riot and debauchery, which will be his destruction? but I shall pay no more of his bills, I promise you.†   (source)
  • It might perhaps be carried further than was needful, but it was an error of the right hand if it was an error, for by this she kept up the reputation, such as it was, of her business, and obtained this character, that though she did take care of the women when they were debauched, yet she was not instrumental to their being debauched at all; and yet it was a wicked trade she drove too.†   (source)
  • …but I am far from granting that the number of women is so great, or the number of men so small; but if they will have me tell the truth, the disadvantage of the women is a terrible scandal upon the men, and it lies here, and here only; namely, that the age is so wicked, and the sex so debauched, that, in short, the number of such men as an honest woman ought to meddle with is small indeed, and it is but here and there that a man is to be found who is fit for a woman to venture upon.†   (source)
  • "More, indeed, I fear, than he deserved," cries Blifil; "for in the very day of your utmost danger, when myself and all the family were in tears, he filled the house with riot and debauchery.†   (source)
  • I was second to none of the company in any acts of debauchery; nay, I soon distinguished myself so notably in all riots and disorders, that my name generally stood first in the roll of delinquents; and instead of being lamented as the unfortunate pupil of Sir George, I was now accused as the person who had misled and debauched that hopeful young gentleman; for though he was the ringleader and promoter of all the mischief, he was never so considered.†   (source)
  • …holes, the cloister, among the dirt and filth of all the town! how would he be trembling for fear he had got the pox, for fear a dart had struck through his liver, and hate himself every time he looked back upon the madness and brutality of his debauch! how would he, if he had any principles of honour, as I verily believe he had—I say, how would he abhor the thought of giving any ill distemper, if he had it, as for aught he knew he might, to his modest and virtuous wife, and thereby…†   (source)
  • "I do, from my heart," answered Jones, "of having debauched the girl, but not from having gained her affections."†   (source)
  • When a woman debauched from her youth, nay, even being the offspring of debauchery and vice, comes to give an account of all her vicious practices, and even to descend to the particular occasions and circumstances by which she ran through in threescore years, an author must be hard put to it wrap it up so clean as not to give room, especially for vicious readers, to turn it to his disadvantage.†   (source)
  • Be a good girl the rest of your days, and want shall be no motive to your going astray; and, believe me, there is more pleasure, even in this world, in an innocent and virtuous life, than in one debauched and vicious.†   (source)
  • It is the other part of your offence, therefore, upon which I intend to admonish you, I mean the violation of your chastity;—a crime, however lightly it may be treated by debauched persons, very heinous in itself, and very dreadful in its consequences.†   (source)
  • To debauch a young woman, however low her condition was, appeared to him a very heinous crime; and the good-will he bore the father, with the compassion he had for his family, very strongly corroborated all such sober reflections; so that he once resolved to get the better of his inclinations, and he actually abstained three whole months without ever going to Seagrim's house, or seeing his daughter.†   (source)
  • I was second to none of the company in any acts of debauchery; nay, I soon distinguished myself so notably in all riots and disorders, that my name generally stood first in the roll of delinquents; and instead of being lamented as the unfortunate pupil of Sir George, I was now accused as the person who had misled and debauched that hopeful young gentleman; for though he was the ringleader and promoter of all the mischief, he was never so considered.†   (source)
  • If such corrupter, therefore, should have the impudence to pretend a real affection for her, ought not the woman to regard him not only as an enemy, but as the worst of all enemies, a false, designing, treacherous, pretended friend, who intends not only to debauch her body, but her understanding at the same time?†   (source)
  • He's quoted for a most perfidious slave, With all the spots o' the world tax'd and debauch'd: Whose nature sickens but to speak a truth: Am I or that or this for what he'll utter, That will speak anything?†   (source)
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