Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being licentious; want of due restraint in any respect; especially, dissolute or profligate conduct; sexual immorality.
- n. The property of being licentious.
- n. dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
- n. the quality of being lewd and lascivious
“Thus the term licentiousness, which means in a strict sense the wish to do whatever you want, moral or immoral, whether good or bad for you.”
“There are men who strike at liberty under the term licentiousness.”
“Shepard posits a jungle paradise where sexual licentiousness is imposed by the environment, leaving humans helpless to do anything but engage wholeheartedly in the perverse.”
“Licentiousness would involve rape because one of the definitions of licentiousness is lacking sexual restraint.”
“Freedom understood as licentiousness is a false freedom.”
“An eloquent statesman, now gone to his rest, had come into public life at a period when the mad fervour of the French revolution had inclined men to think that liberty, as they termed licentiousness and anarchy, was the greatest blessing bestowed by God upon man, had himself strongly imbibed that feeling and did much to impress it especially upon Kentucky and Maryland.”
Our cause in harmony with the purposes of God in Christ Jesus : a sermon preached in Christ Church, Savannah, on Thursday, September 18th, 1862, being the day set forth by the President of the Confederate States, as a day of prayer and thanksgiving, for our manifold victories, and especially for the fields of Manassas and Richmond, Ky.,
“Her innocent mirth was called licentiousness, and the royal splendour which she had been taught to maintain, was looked upon as iniquitous extravagance.”
“I think myself, sir," said the pastor, deliberately, "that many children are born thus, but how does this evil affect the other form of licentiousness, which is so on the increase?”
“We believe that the number of cases in which boys have undesirable relationships with one another is not very large, but we believe also that there is a very great deal of that purely personal self-indulgence, that purely self-regarding licentiousness, which is the cause of so much unhappiness in boyhood.”
“The licentiousness is a “grand peut-etre,” according to the turn of the times being.”
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