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There is something unpleasant, painful, degrading in this ingenious mingling of prurience and prudery.
There was no angry prurience for fame or gold underlying such complaints.
WILLIAM BLAKEALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE
Burton argues that the "naive indecencies of the text of The Arabian Nights are rather gaudisserie than prurience."
He never spoke on this subject with the slobbery grin of the voluptuary, or the leer of prurience.
FLOWERS OF FREETHOUGHTGEORGE W. FOOTE
That amazing mixture of sententious moralities, of prurience, and of mawkish sentiment, became the rage of the Town.
The vulgar call it lust, and blush and hide their faces; in their folly is the shame, in their prurience the disgrace.
THE HEROWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
We have life and health,—if we have them,—and it is only veiled prurience to inquire whence we got them.
MASTER OF HIS FATEJ. MCLAREN COBBAN
(Insouciance is the want of desire and renunciation of prurience and not the abdication of enjoyment).
They turn faith into pietism, sanctity into morality, and righteousness into a reeking prurience.
SUSPENDED JUDGMENTSJOHN COWPER POWYS
So long as this unnatural prurience exists a free unqualified nakedness is rendered difficult.

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