from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being forbidden or prohibited.


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  • Do you agree that we can rule out "forbiddenness" as part of the appeal?

    Archive 2009-05-03

  • The blogger of And Now the Screaming Starts recently argued that the traditional notion of "forbiddenness" doesn't really explain the appeal of that sort of thing, since almost nothing is actually forbidden today--a view I agree with.

    Archive 2009-05-03

  • Ordinarily, of course, a maiden meeting with a bachelor alone - and over the matter of ovine procreation no less - would be considered verboten or nilzya or whatever the Polish equivalent was before the Nazis and the Soviets routed the language and appropriated all the words for forbiddenness.

    Excerpt: A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka

  • To see the relationship simply in these terms is to focus only on the forbiddenness of the relationship.

    Mark Sanford's Dilemma and the Quest for the Good: II

  • How would you explain the enduring appeal of these elements in a time when forbiddenness isn't much of an issue?

    Archive 2009-05-03

  • This dual non-forbiddenness again does not imply physical ability.


  • We were too young to understand it exactly but we knew there was something deep and visceral about the energy they generated; we knew it had something to do with forbiddenness, with the promise of sex.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • The forbiddenness of it made it all the more frantic, and then quite suddenly while we were in the dark on my living room couch, I panicked.


  • She blushed with an unwonted timidity in a new sense of the forbiddenness of her presence there.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Hot younger guy mixed in with the forbiddenness of being her best friend’s son.

    Cougar Growls blog tour: Mia Watts — Fusion Despatches


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