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The emotion subsequently crept into the social arena, they claimed, as we became revolted by abnormal and licentious behavior.
For Shaftel this kind of licentious behavior amounts to “conspicuous consumption disguised as urbanity.”Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal|Tim Teeman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Licentious and immoral practices seem to get great head amongst young people,” he preached.The Hellish Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, Malign Evangelist|Matthew Paul Turner|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He also accuses Isabel of repeatedly trying to seduce him, although he supposedly refused to succumb to her licentious ways.
And shame on Tiger, for another kind of promiscuity—the licentious use of his father.The Psychological Strategy of the Tiger Ad and Why It Will Backfire|Adam Hanft|April 9, 2010|DAILY BEAST
So strong were prejudices in favour of superficial morality in even that licentious age!The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Mary Manley died; an English authoress, of considerable reputation as a writer, but of a wanton and licentious character.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Religion but too often forms licentious, immoral tyrants, obeyed by slaves who are obliged to conform to their views.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
He had great advantages, but was banished by Augustus for his description of licentious love.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
This severity was more than the licentious capital would endure.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane