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  • n. Plural form of ephebe.


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  • One of his feral ephebes, Reginald, tells a duchess while chatting at the theater that what she terms “the great Anglo-Saxon empire” is, in fact, “rapidly becoming a suburb of Jerusalem.”

    Where the Wild Things Are

  • The character of these lethal Narcissi is well netted in a phrase coined by Sandie Byrne, who refers to them as “feral ephebes.”

    Where the Wild Things Are

  • Sura LII, 20-24 of the Koran promises that in paradise one can enjoy "houris with large eyes," while the pleasures of Gay sex are promised in Sura LXXVI, 19, where one may enjoy "immortal ephebes, whom you might take for separate pearls."

    Christianity's Persecution of Gays: Historical Bigotry

  • MacMurrough conjured Arcadian groves where lover and beloved, ephebes both, reclined upon the coarse grass.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Briefly MacMurrough glimpsed balmy waters where ephebes naked bathed.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • As a survey of several Arabic discourses, his book has much of interest, but it provides practically no discussion of what people did in the time and place in which the discourses that he analyzes about males seeking to be penetrated and about men "appreciating" the beauty of ephebes were produced.

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  • It's very queer-ephebes in their skivvies, a scary drag queen, butch tennis players ...

    Feast of Fun

  • After the deed, he takes refuge at the house of Gustav (Berger), an old homosexual who runs a laundry frequented by extravagant-looking ephebes, and who decides to take this new, youthful-bodied "nephew" under his wing.


  • Behind Pier Paolo Pasolini's ribald trifecta-through April 23-of ripe teenage backsides, golden-skinned ephebes, and naughty nuns lies a melancholy philosophy, in which the ephemeral joys of sex and love are inextricable from social power-brokering and street-level flimflam.

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  • For Vidal, himself given to the fantastic, these novels contained "lost or losing golden ephebes [youths]".

    Mail & Guardian Online


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