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  • n. Plural form of temptress.


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  • This strikes me as an argument that could very easily slide into the kind of misogyny that depicts all women as 'temptresses' that present a threat to ... what?

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  • The law effectively suggests sex workers are "temptresses" to blame for "social ills," while patrons can be forgiven - even though it is their wallets that sustain the industry and its related abuses.

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  • It's that it does it in a way which treats them as shameful, and as if they're terrible temptresses driving boys to bad things.

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  • From biblical temptresses to blood-sucking vampires, from the sirens of Greek mythology whose seductive singing lured many a sailor to his death to the succubi who appear in men's dreams, women have been portrayed as man-hungry predators throughout the history of literature.

    George Heymont: The Myth of the Deadly Diva

  • It may be worth noting that in his oeuvre, Cain tended to paint women as evil temptresses or control freaks.

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  • Bring back the mermaids evil temptresses & the KRAKEN!!!!!!

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  • His admittedly long-legged and small-headed temptresses (funnily enough, he often used his own daughter as his model) adorned calendars, magazine centerfolds and covers, and were often painted as "nose art" on war planes during World War II.

    Susan Kim: Eye Candy

  • Tribal traditions and a male-dominated reading of Islam have produced a deeply rooted ideology of women as temptresses, who must be kept under control to avoid "fitna" or social strife, thereby safeguarding the "peace of Islam."

    Ida Lichter, M.D.: Afghan Women's Movements Deserve More From the West

  • Who knew what scrapes a floppy English graduate trainee cattleman might get into among the gauchos, slaughtermen and black-eyed temptresses of prewar Montevideo.

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  • At one point, Mathis the Painter relives the temptations of St. Anthony — demons, monsters and those temptresses — as they are depicted in Gr ü newald ' s magnificent Isenheim Altarpiece now at the Mus é e d ' Unterlinden in Colmar.

    Superb stagecraft awes in


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