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noun as in inbreeding

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It soon becomes apparent, though, that the ongoing nonconsensual incest that sets an increasingly ugly chain of events in motion is of a different sort.

A man buried in a huge, roughly 5,200-year-old Irish stone tomb was the product of incest, a new study finds.

Socially sanctioned incest tends to be rare throughout history but is known from instances of royal inbreeding.

Mating between brothers and sisters, for example, occurred in some ancient societies with ruling families headed by men regarded as gods not subject to human incest taboos.

Only the Newgrange man, who was interred in the largest and most impressive structure, had inherited genetic markers of incest.

Incest appears to have had in his eyes peculiar charms; for he offered himself three times to three different sisters-in-law.

Incest is, like many other incorrect things, a very poetical circumstance.

Incest was originally a requirement to make it possible for human beings to multiply.

Incest is common, in Switzerland especially, among the inhabitants of isolated mountain chalets.

Incest and infanticide are as common among them as among the lower animals.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incest, such as: interbreeding, electral love, and oedipal love.

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