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Definition bordering on sexual impropriety or suggestive of it
  • Blanca stopped wearing her risque lingerie, because she decided that it was an unnecessary provocation that made her look ridiculous.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • After leaving Jon I walk east along Queen, past the street dealers selling risque T-shirts, past the garter belts and satin underpants in the windows.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • He stole five of the most risqué images, which had obviously been taken by some lover.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • "M—m—m—m!" from Mr. Wilcox, who thought the episode amusing, if risque.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • But however that be, a man must run the risque, for he must preserve his honour.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • I found the privacy itself seduction enough, but there was also a bidet, which lent a risque note and, electrically, unconscionably stirred my expectations.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • They began to tease him, laying heads to one side, winking, and putting fingers up to their ears, as if these were racy, risque revelations about someone who had played the innocent until now.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The poet Szlengel appeared daily with Leonid Fokczanski, the singer Andrzej Wlast, the popular comedian 'Wacus the Art-lover' and Pola Braunowna in the 'Live Newspaper' show, a witty chronicle of ghetto life full of sharp, risque allusions to the Germans.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • In the mean time, that hard-to-be-governed passion of youth hurried me frequently into intrigues with low women that fell in my way, which were attended with some expense and great inconvenience, besides a continual risque to my health by a distemper which of all things I dreaded, though by great good luck I escaped it.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • ...stay here he saw several ships pass by, but only two came in to anchors: As he went to view them; he found them to be Spaniards, and retired from them, upon which they shot at him: Had they been French, be would have submitted; but choose to risque his dying alone on the island, rather than fall into the hands of Spaniards in these parts; because he apprehended they would murder him, or make a slave of him in the mines; for he feared they would spare no stranger that might be capable...
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • He discountenanced risque conversations now.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Though, if you will take my advice, you shall have no occasion to run any such risque.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Besides, you are to consider, it is the only sword I have, and I must run the risque of my officer's displeasure, by going without one myself.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Radchaai do have stringed instruments, quite a variety of them, in fact, accrued through several annexations, but playing them in public is considered a slightly risque act, because one has to play either bare-handed, or in gloves so thin as to be nearly pointless.
    Ann Leckie  --  Ancillary Justice
  • "Nay, my lord," answered she, "I am so far from doubting you, I am much more inclined to doubt my own courage; for I must run a monstrous risque.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones

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