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Definition unrestrained by convention or morality
  • She was a sensible woman and so she could not help looking upon me as a dissolute profligate incapable of real love.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Afterwards he went to America, and returned I fear to an idle dissolute life.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Or perhaps it was a tent in which a dissolute Austrian noble lay puffing a hookah or molesting a cousin.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Here's the interesting part: Rank says he inherited the disease from his father's dissolute living.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • To see the dissolute wench hang on the blear-eyed gibbet, windows are eyes.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • All these great artists burn the candle at both ends; they require a dissolute life, that suits the imagination to some extent.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • His bronze face lacked the heat, the dissolute shades common to Jett and the other men.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • He was notoriously dissolute with women.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • At any rate you know me as a dissolute dog, who has never done any good, and never will.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • She still surrounded herself with the cynical aura of a dissolute past.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • His eyes, dark brown and quick-shifting, were dissolute.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • As the eleventh hour struck, he entered with a swaggering air, attended by two of the most dissolute and reckless of his boon companions.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The stranger was meanly dressed, with every appearance about his person and countenance, of squalid poverty and of the most dissolute habits.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • I should think it would be exciting to become a dissolute woman.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Alexander Vronsky, in spite of the dissolute life, and in especial the drunken habits, for which he was notorious, was quite one of the court circle.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • MEPHISTOPHELES (dancing with the old one) A dissolute dream once came to me: Therein I saw a cloven tree, Which had a——; Yet,——as 'twas, I fancied it.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • All these sounds, intimating the disorderly state of the town, crowded with military nobles and their dissolute attendants, gave Gurth some uneasiness.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • But if you say 'Marry her,' I will marry her; that I am freely dissolved, and dissolutely.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • She had bidden good-by to a disgraced, disinherited, dissolute boy.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • They're all named for the heroine, who succeeded in bringing a dissolute, sinning roue and atheist of a lover (St.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings

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