sexual desire; lust.
ardent, usually sensuous, longing.
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How to use concupiscence in a sentence
Although exempt from concupiscence and "full of grace," she was so distrustful of herself as if she were in continual danger.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
When anger, avarice, and concupiscence convulse the peace of thy soul, look up to this star and call on Mary.Mary, Help of Christians | Various
Placed then amid these temptations, I strive daily against concupiscence in eating and drinking.The Confessions of Saint Augustine | Saint Augustine
Thus then have I considered the sicknesses of my sins in that threefold concupiscence, and have called Thy right hand to my help.The Confessions of Saint Augustine | Saint Augustine
St. Jerome and others of the ancient fathers allege this infirmity of Paul's to have been some physical defect, or concupiscence.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians | Martin Luther
British Dictionary definitions for concupiscence
strong desire, esp sexual desire
- concupiscent, adjective
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