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- n. French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
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The Marquis de Sade was a brilliant publicist, and his warning caused great consternation in England; despite all the denials, people in every part of England were able to hear the newts drilling into the ground beneath their feet.