American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Excessive indulgence in sexual activity; lewdness.
- n. A lecherous act.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Free indulgence of lust; excessive indulgence in sexual relations; -- used mostly of men.
- n. obsolete Selfish pleasure; delight.
- n. unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
- Old French and Anglo-Norman lecherie. (Wiktionary)
“In this commandment it is forbidden and defended all manner sin of the flesh which is called generally lechery, which is a right foul sin and villainous.”
“Its reassuring to find oneself almost agreeing with Melanie again. .but: laughable as it is for this dreadful new labour hack to pretend that paying to be tied up and flogged is only depraved if you wear the wrong costume; isnt the public exposure of depravity its own kind of lechery (to paraphrase Dr Johnson)?”
“We didn't know Bozell kept track of that show's lechery level with such an eye for detail.”
“This radical break, so often attributed to Henry's lechery and self-interest, was in the end immensely valuable to England and the English-speaking peoples.”
“Of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" he wrote, "The lechery scenes are the best.”
““Watch out, he has made lechery his profession,” Teddy said seriously.”
“Brock's Chick was a woman so hot that "the Arizona legislature recently passed a bill that forbids me and this young lady from being an item because we're too good looking," Brock wrote in one post, which contained Brock's typical blend of swagger and lechery.”
“Below, she talks about getting her confidence back, how Kara DioGuardi offended her, Nick's lechery and why she thinks the warzone vibe of the show is counterproductive.”
“Steven Tyler's perpetual lechery; the way the entire panel hedges about criticism by qualifying it by saying, "At first ..." and then explaining how any given contestant pulled it together; Jacob Lusk's wordless wailing.”
“How else to explain why the ubiquitous lechery of "Hey Nineteen," the dynamite-strapped character of "Don't Take Me Alive" and the tricky jazz harmonies of "Peg" remain on classic-rock radio after so many decades?”
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