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They see everywhere, even in the most innocent objects, the most lewd allusions.

All lewd women are diseased some of the time and some lewd women are diseased all of the time.

I felt some pricks of shame at this lewd reference to my father.

Their humour was obscene and he was never at a loss for the lewd remark.

"Yea; mockers and scorners are Godwin and his lewd sons," answered the monk.

The archbishop has his prison, where there are lodgings for lewd women.

He proved that the witnesses were lewd and infamous persons.

Beginning with the two "calves," they proceeded to lewd and orgiastic idolatries.

A lewd, impudent, debauch'd fellow, very expert in the cant about the town.

It is for every way, every religion; every lewd course prevaileth with it.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English læwede "nonclerical," of uncertain origin but probably ultimately from Vulgar Latin *laigo-, from Latin laicus (see lay (adj.)). Sense of "unlettered, uneducated" (early 13c.) descended to "coarse, vile, lustful" by late 14c. Related: Lewdly; lewdness.

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