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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUSTINESS

In the lustiness of youth there are many who cannot feel that they, too, will die.

And, until she died, that was all poor Doggie knew of the lustiness of life.

One hour before, they had felt all the lustiness of life and adventure.

Who were famous for their lustiness, and being, as we call it, in good liking.

There was a blooming vitality in her face and her body, a lustiness born of open skies and desert.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "joyful, merry," from lust + -y (2). It largely has escaped the Christianization and denigration of its root word. The sense of "full of healthy vigor" is from late 14c.; that of "full of desire" is attested from c.1400. Related: Lustily; lustiness.

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