sensualism

[ sen-shoo-uh-liz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF sensualism

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Not the virginity that spells a piquant preface to sensualism.

This "tragedy of sensualism" has qualities too arresting to be lightly disregarded.

He had an air of sensualism, of one who held women very light.

A sensualism so delicate that it did not appear to be sensualism began to invade him.

If in the inverse direction, opposite the interlocutor, sensualism is indicated.

She was dressed in some soft, flowing, white material which gave her more of a seraphic appearance than one of sensualism.

The prevalence of such a sensualism or aestheticism would alone suffice to explain the impotence of the arts.

He grew able to resist the contagion of her sensualism and to make her happy, without essentially occupying himself.

Epicurus has been branded as a libertine, and the name "Epicurean" has, in almost all languages, become the synonym of sensualism.

No roughness disfigures, no sensualism blights, no straining for effect chills, no meretricious ornament destroys them.

WORD ORIGIN

1803, "the philosophical doctrine that the senses are the sole source of knowledge," from sensual + -ism. From 1813 as "addiction to sensual indulgence."

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