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  • That was just prurient curiosity.†   (source)
  • She was overweight and sweated profusely in the tent, which itself had become a greenhouse of prurient fantasy.†   (source)
  • I appealed to prurient journalistic sensationalism, and-although it damn near killed him-got Walther Apfel to corroborate halfway.†   (source)
  • The big male seemed a trifle bored; but the female's gaze was fixed on me with what I took to be an expression of unabashed and even prurient curiosity.†   (source)
  • This again would have no significance and would be unworthy of note except for one thing: I have talked with such men many times as a white and they never show the glow of prurience he revealed.†   (source)
  • Supercharged with a prurient residue—overflow, I imagine, of my Leslie daydreams—I had a sudden impulse to creep up behind Sophie and nuzzle her neck while filling my hands with her breasts.†   (source)
  • It might be considered prurient to ask for more details.†   (source)
  • Well, let me assure you that English professors are not innately prurient.†   (source)
  • There was nothing prurient about his interest in the Version Clinic or in obstetrics and gynecology.†   (source)
  • 'Oh, how I wish I could,' sighed Yossarian honestly, imagining, at the mere question, the prurient, used, decaying feel in his petting hands of their teeny, pulpy buttocks and breasts.†   (source)
  • I'm sure Hema believed that a prurient interest in a woman's anatomy took me to that page in the textbook.†   (source)
  • And what if, together with this, he had his inner and personal growths of vice, passion, even prurience, unbecoming obscenity?†   (source)
  • "Don't be prurient," said Sebastian.†   (source)
  • I'm curious, not to say prurient.†   (source)
  • They watched as a rousing tale of love and murder in the court of an Oriental potentate unrolled silently before them; scene after opulent scene sped past, full of naked bodies, despotic lust, and abject servility blind in its zeal, full of cruelty, prurience, and fatal desire—and then suddenly the film slowed to linger revealingly on the muscular arm of an executioner.†   (source)
  • …ordinarily healthy woman (and almost all our women are both healthy and at least comely), respected as a child-bearer and rearer of children, desired as a woman, loved as a companion, unanxious for the future of her children, has far more instinct for maternity than the poor drudge and mother of drudges of past days could ever have had; or than her sister of the upper classes, brought up in affected ignorance of natural facts, reared in an atmosphere of mingled prudery and prurience.†   (source)
  • There is no folly so besotted that the idiotic rivalries of society, the prurience, the rashness, the blindness of youth, will not hurry a man to its commission.†   (source)
  • …touch? quivering me to a new identity, Flames and ether making a rush for my veins, Treacherous tip of me reaching and crowding to help them, My flesh and blood playing out lightning to strike what is hardly different from myself, On all sides prurient provokers stiffening my limbs, Straining the udder of my heart for its withheld drip, Behaving licentious toward me, taking no denial, Depriving me of my best as for a purpose, Unbuttoning my clothes, holding me by the bare waist,…†   (source)
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