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Sade, Marquis de

[ (mahr-kee duh sahd) ]
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An eighteenth-century French author, notorious for his works dealing with sexual perversity.

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“Sadism,” or taking pleasure in inflicting pain on others, is named for the Marquis de Sade.

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