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There are worse faults to be laid to his account than lechery and extravagance.

Lechery and gambling are two of his vices, and the third is drinking.

The seventh is goat-drunk, when in his drunkenness he hath no mind but on lechery.

Less force to labour, and more to lechery; that's the sum of it.

For that it brent it was a sign of lechery, the which was that time much used.

He vents his lechery at the mouth, as some fishes are said to engender.

The frame of his bed is of fine sapphires blended with gold, to make him sleep well, and to refrain him from lechery.

Wine and lechery did what human enemies could not and the pack of wolves rotted away like a flock of diseased sheep.

Well, I have two of my healths to drink yet—lechery and drunkenness, which even shall go together.

Younghusband, who perhaps got his information at the bar of the Manila Club, describes them as “monsters of lechery.”

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French lecherie "impertinence, deceit," from lecheor (see lecher).

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