Thesaurus / tabooed


To keep silence about so monstrous a wrong as this merely because the subject is a tabooed one was not possible to Brieux.

Some birds, as well as some fish, were tabooed because of religious scruples.

Oriental WomenEdward Bagby Pollard

But if eyeglasses are tabooed by novelists, what shall we say of spectacles?

Shaw's plays were popular in America when they were tabooed or pooh-poohed in England.

Six Major ProphetsEdwin Emery Slosson

I do not feel quite convinced—the mouse being a totem, and a sacred or tabooed animal, in India and Egypt.

Modern MythologyAndrew Lang

In Scotland the pig was a demon as in ancient Egypt, and pork was tabooed over wide areas.

Ancient Man in BritainDonald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie

These things should be tabooed by respectable journals, just as they are tabooed in respectable society.

Mal MouleElla Wheeler Wilcox

They lunched, but if the subject of Carrados had been tabooed the meal would have been a silent one.

Max CarradosErnest Bramah

By common consent they tabooed the more formal social entertainment which the various hostelries at Wildwood offered.

Grace Harlowe's Golden SummerJessie Graham Flower

He has a tabooed hut apart, and ‘if he is obliged to come out he covers his face.’

Custom and MythAndrew Lang
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