Thesaurus / prurient
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Compared with this lordly poem, the erotic novel of the day, with its prurient platitudes, is as a satyr to Hyperion.
And the prurient, who are most intimately moved by it, make up most of those who cannot see beyond it.
OSCAR WILDEARTHUR RANSOME
The book was too true to life to please the bourgeois and yet not ribald enough to tickle the prurient.
In London or in New-York, an establishment so public would be thronged with persons eager to gratify a prurient curiosity.
At length, the little man with the epaulet commenced a very prurient tale.
RATTLIN THE REEFEREDWARD HOWARD
To call such a man "ambitious," to figure him as the prurient wind-bag described above, seems to me the poorest solecism.
A poor morbid prurient empty man; fitter for the ward of a hospital than for a throne among men.
This prurient prudery of the vulgar mind was once strongly exhibited in Baltimore.
Grave, shy, and reserved, I was never taken into the counsels of prurient schoolmates.
STUDIES IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX, VOLUME 3 (OF 6)HAVELOCK ELLIS
My knowledge and wealth of detail—for all that I curbed it lest I should seem to know too much—delighted her prurient soul.
BARDELYS THE MAGNIFICENTRAFAEL SABATINI
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