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Camille was there, dispensing its promiscuous hospitality to men who ate like pigs.

It is lawful for the body to have its desires and its loves, but not to be promiscuous and unfaithful.

As to his relations with women, they appeared to have been promiscuous but superficial.

But this is all promiscuous: I an't talkin of the survants now, but the masters.

“I take all the risks, I take all the risks,” the editor of the Promiscuous repeated.

I strolled round one morning promiscuous, and sat down in his office.

But beyond a certain limit this promiscuous work must be unsatisfactory.

The promiscuous natural landscape cannot be enjoyed in any other way.

Prostitution, known as the “social evil,” is promiscuous unchastity for gain.

But the promiscuous audience, the rough company on the barge!

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, people or things, "mingled confusedly, grouped together without order, consisting of a disorderly mix; indiscriminate," from Latin promiscuus "mixed, indiscriminate, in common, without distinction," from pro- "forward" (see pro-) + miscere "to mix" (see mix (v.)). Meaning "indiscriminate in sexual relations" recorded by 1857, from promiscuity. The Latin adjective was used with conubia (e.g. between patricians and plebeians). Related: Promiscuously.

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