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  • I, as all the generations of philosophers before me, know woman for what she is -- her weaknesses, and meannesses, and immodesties, and ignobilities, her earth-bound feet, and her eyes that have never seen the stars.

    Chapter 21

  • Flogging the posteriors is practised in various convents of monks and nuns; from which custom there have sometimes resulted strange immodesties, over which we must throw a veil, in order to spare the blushes of such as wear the sacred veil, and whose sex and profession are worthy of our highest regard.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • They were dressed up as gods and goddesses, and imitated all the immodesties invented in fable — “Dum nova Divorum cœnat adulteria.”

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • I long ago steeled myself against flinching from the so-called “immodesties” of the human body and its processes.

    October 12, 1871

  • For some days, exposed to these immodesties, I had to get to the woods before nature would obey me.

    The Persian Boy

  • No, our order is temperate, cleanly, sober, and chaste; but these rural esquires commit immodesties upon haycocks, wear shirts half a week, and are drunk twice a day.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • I, as all the generations of philosophers before me, know woman for what she isher weaknesses and meannesses and immodesties and ignobilities, her earth-bound feet and her eyes that have never seen the stars.

    Chapter 21

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