Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French novelist, or his writings, particularly sadomasochistic erotica.

Etymologies

Sade +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • What if he wrote ten volumes of brutal Sadean pornography?

    2010 January

  • I find a Sadean strain in Les Bohémiens — but with a difference: Pelleport's novel is far better written than Les 120 Journées de Sodome.

    Finding a Lost Prince of Bohemia

  • He releases this force in the most Sadean episode of the novel, a nighttime encounter between the Bohemians and a band of monks, who enter the narrative as if from some libidinal underworld.

    Finding a Lost Prince of Bohemia

  • I am talking about The Rape 1 1934 by Magritte, one of the more Sadean artists of French surrealism.

    Icons of erotic art #3 « Jahsonic

  • At moments, as we'll see, Heber's disciplining of Hemans comes to look more Sadean than courtly -- with Hemans fortunately not masochistic enough to continue the game.

    Hemans, Heber, and _Superstition and Revelation_

  • Just as she acquires lovers in order to expose the degeneracy of the love contract, so she exercises those other social lusts -- money getting and exploitation -- with a cruel candour entirely worthy of the most apocalyptic Sadean hero.

    The Beauty of the Medusa: A Study in Romantic Literary Iconology

  • The Connery's were serious films which had that dry, almost Sadean humor, quite different in tone from the ones in the 70s and later.

    C I N E B E A T S

  • But the difference in acting styles between his confidently unrestrained Valmont and Ms. Linney’s archly suppressed Merteuil throws their unscrupulous partnership in de Sadean eroticism off balance.

    Roundabout's Icy Liaisons, With a Freeze-Dried Laura Linney

  • For the last hour of so, I’ve been updating my wiki with the names found on the opening and closing pages of the book pictured below, which reads like a who’s who of Sadean thought, a summa sadeica, as it were.

    Erutarettil, or, Treasures from the Antwerp library « Jahsonic

  • The Connery’s were serious films which had that dry, almost Sadean humor, quite different in tone from the ones in the 70s and later.

    Last of the Secret Agents? (1966)

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