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[sahd, sad; French sad]
  1. Do·na·tien Al·phonse Fran·çois [daw-na-syan al-fawns frahn-swa] /dɔ naˈsyɛ̃ alˈfɔ̃s frɑ̃ˈswa/, Comte deMarquis de Sade, 1740–1814, French soldier and novelist, notorious for his paraphilia.
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Examples from the Web for sade

Historical Examples

  • Say, Sade, I made a date for dinner this evening with Piggy.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry

  • But I sartainly am sorry for that poor little Sade Raby, as they call her.

  • Resolved, That to them nabers who did the fare thing by sade Eppisodes my hart felt thanks is doo.

    The Complete Works of Artemus Ward

    Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)

  • Of ores kennes teares he sade : Lacrimis meis stratum meum rigabo : Ich scal watrien min bedd mid mine teares.

  • Mine teares he sade me 91 waren bred dai niht swa gode hie ouhten.

British Dictionary definitions for sade


  1. Comte Donatien Alphonse François de (dɔnasjɛ̃ alfɔ̃s frɑ̃swa də), known as the Marquis de Sade. 1740–1814, French soldier and writer, whose exposition of sexual perversion gave rise to the term sadism
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