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  • n. voluptuousness

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Voluptuousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Voluptuousness.


Compare French volupté pleasure. See voluptuous. (Wiktionary)


  • Now the chief reason of her sojourn with her son, King Hardub of Greece, was on account of the slave virgins at his court: for she was given to tribadism410 and could not exist without sapphism or she went mad: so if any damsel pleased her, she was wont to teach her the art of rubbing clitoris against clitoris and would anoint her with saffron411 till she fainted away for excess of volupty.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Till the spark that plugged spared the chokee he gripped and (volatile volupty, how brieved are thy lunguings!) they could and they could hear like of a lisp lapsing, that was her knight of the truths thong plipping out of her chapell-ledeosy, after where he had gone and polped the questioned.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Then and there, being in front of him, with the table between us, I made him the most smiling bow I had ever given him, and did it with extreme volupty.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • ` ` Asia, the cradle of the human kind, represents the volupty and the sensualism.

    Literary Blunders

  • Which verses, in a word, may have a spice and volupty, may have passion's cling and such like decency, so that they can incite with ticklings, I do not say boys, but bearded ones whose stiffened limbs amort lack pliancy in movement.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

  • (= soursweet), of ‘mur’ for wall, of ‘baine’ for bath, of the verb ‘to cass’ (all in Holland), of ‘volupty’ (Sir Thomas Elyot), ‘volunty’

    English Past and Present

  • "Asia, the cradle of the human kind, represents the volupty and the sensualism.

    Literary Blunders; A chapter in the "History of Human Error"


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