adjective, lewd·er, lewd·est.
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Origin of lewd
OTHER WORDS FROM lewdlewd·ly, adverblewd·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for lewd
Only weeks before, lawyers announced that the team had reached a confidential settlement to resolve a legal battle over secretly-produced lewd videos featuring unsuspecting women it its cheerleading program.
The subject of outcry and law enforcement investigations for years, RubMaps allows anonymous users to describe in lewd detail the services they receive at spas and similar businesses.Atlanta spa killings lead to questions about sex work and exploitation|Jessica Contrera, Tracy Jan, Douglas MacMillan|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
In 2019, as part of its push to ban unsolicited lewd photos, the company lobbied the Texas legislature to pass a bill that imposed a $500 fine on anyone who sent obscene images without consent.How Whitney Wolfe Herd Turned a Vision of a Better Internet Into a Billion-Dollar Brand|Charlotte Alter/Austin|March 19, 2021|Time
The news came as a shock, she said, because as The Post uncovered the lewd videos and reported on the NFL investigation, top managers had assured them in meetings that they were valued members of the organization.Former cheerleaders settle with Washington Football Team as program’s future is in doubt|Beth Reinhard|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
One interpretation suggests he is the embodiment of whisky, a lewd allusion to a tenured tradition of Scottish alcoholism.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was arrested the same day on felony charges of forcible rape, lewd acts on a minor, and kidnapping to commit a sexual offense.Woman Who Says She Was Held Captive for 10 Years Feared Deportation|Caitlin Dickson|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So there we have it: another lewd, dull-witted performance has sent America into a tailspin of indignation.
Elementary School in Los Angeles, has so far been charged with 15 counts of sexual abuse and lewd acts on a child.Los Angeles’s School Nightmare: Another Sex-Abuse Scandal|Christine Pelisek|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The trial brought accusations of lewd rabble-rousing and rampant sexism at corporate events—bad publicity to say the least.
These fellows had their pipes and cigars going; they were full of fun, and yet Jim could not hear an oath or a lewd word.The Chequers|James Runciman
For the temple was full of the riot and revellings of the Gentiles: and of men lying with lewd women.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
At times he actually invited lewd confidences though making every pretence of anger when they were imparted to him.The Boy Grew Older|Heywood Broun
I was therefore conducted to this house, which was filled partly with sick people, partly with a lewd rabble.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
One of my companions seized her by the arm with a lewd jest, when all at once Rimnez stepped between.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
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