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  • Or the repeated public crossings of oneself in roman catholicism and its kissings of rings and repeated "hail mary" s.

    Religion and the Asskiss Factor

  • Then came the handshakings, the stately puckered kissings, the sighs of amiable exhaustion — “Ah-h-h”; “Who-o-o” — suggesting that miles of hot sand had been traveled for the finding of this oasis.

    Suburbs of Our Discontent

  • But the idea was he is supposed to do PRESS for the Mayor -- you know, press releases pitching her activities and accomplishments, staging press conferences, ribbon-cuttings and baby-kissings.

    Rescuing the mayor's [non]-image

  • And truly she to kiss me in turn; and to make her questionings between her kissings; and this to be because she did yearn for a greater knowing of the Country; but also, as I do half to think, because she did be sweetly impudent unto me; and this to be of her joy.

    The Night Land

  • Anyway, scurrilous rumors you may have heard of mass head-kissings or me being subjected to a hallway cuddle pile of furries or whatever are all simply untrue.

    ConFusion 2007 Wrap-Up « Whatever

  • Mary left the embracings, gave up the kissings, and seated herself on the sofa alone.

    Dr. Wortle's school

  • And between these pettings and coaxings and kissings it was that he reaffirmed to her, most foolishly and falsely in this instance (since he was really caring for Sondra in a way which, while different, was just as vital — perhaps even more so), that he regarded her as first, last and most in his heart, always — a statement which caused her to feel that perhaps after all she might have misjudged him.

    An American Tragedy

  • Harvard manuscript; are all these kissings 1819, 1824.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • See! the mountains kiss high heaven, And the waves clasp one another; No sister flower would be forgiven If it disdained its brother; And the sunlight clasps the earth, And the moonbeams kiss the sea: What are all these kissings worth, If thou kiss not me?

    rouflaquette Diary Entry

  • For although they express their devotion with great appearance of ardent affections, under all outward signs of them — in adorations, kissings, prostrations, with sighs and tears; yet all this while it is not Christ which they thus cleave unto, but a cloud of their own imaginations, wherewith their carnal minds are pleased and affected.

    Christologia

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