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425. Lust (See also Profligacy, Promiscuity.)

  1. Aeshma fiend of evil passion. [Iranian Myth.: Leach, 17]
  2. Aholah and Aholibah lusty whores; bedded from Egypt to Babylon. [O.T.: Ezekiel 23:121]
  3. Alcina lustful fairy. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso ]
  4. Ambrosio, Father supposedly virtuous monk goatishly ravishes maiden. [Br. Lit.: The Monk ]
  5. Angelo asked by Isabella to cancel her brothers death sentence, Angelo agrees if she will yield herself to him. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Measure for Measure ]
  6. Aphrodite Porne patron of lust and prostitution. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 16]
  7. Armidas Garden symbol of the attractions of the senses. [Ital. Lit.: Jerusalem Delivered ]
  8. Aselges personification of lasciviousness. [Br. Lit.: The Purple Island, Brewer Handbook, 67]
  9. Ashtoreth goddess of sexual love. [Phoenician Myth.: Zimmer-man, 32]
  10. Asmodeus female spirit of lust. [Jew. Myth.: Jobes, 141]
  11. Balthazar B shy gentleman afloat on sea of lasciviousness. [Am. Lit.: The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B ]
  12. Belial demon of libidinousness and falsehood. [Br. Lit.: Paradise Lost ]
  13. Bess Porgys temporary woman; she knew weakness of her will and flesh. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764766; Am. Opera: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess ]
  14. Brothers Karamazov, The family given to the pleasures of flesh. [Russ. Lit.: The Brothers Karamazov ]
  15. Caro loathsome hag; personification of fleshly lust. [Br. Lit.: The Purple Island, Brewer Handbook, 180]
  16. Casanova (17251798) loving (and likable) libertine. [Ital. Hist.: Espy, 130]
  17. Cleopatra (6930 B.C.) Egyptian queen, used sex for power. [Egyptian Hist.: Wallechinsky, 323]
  18. Don Juan literatures most active seducer: in Spain, 1003. [Span. Lit.: Benét, 279; Ger. Opera: Mozart, Don Giovanni, Espy, 130131]
  19. elders of Babylon condemn Susanna when carnal passion goes unrequited. [Apocrypha: Daniel and Susanna]
  20. Falstaff, Sir John fancies himself a lady-killer. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor ]
  21. Fritz the Cat a tomcat in every sense. [Comics: Horn, 266267]
  22. goat lust incarnate. [Art: Hall, 139]
  23. hare attribute of sexual desire incarnate. [Art: Hall, 144]
  24. horns attribute of Pan and the satyr; symbolically, lust. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 190; Art: Hall, 157]
  25. Hartman, Rev. Curtis lusts after a young woman viewed at her window, but turns the experience into a hysterical sense of redemption. [Am. Lit.: Winesburg, Ohio ]
  26. John of the Funnels, Friar monk advocating lust. [Fr. Lit.: Gargantua and Pantagruel ]
  27. Lilith sensual female; mythical first wife of Adam. [O.T.: Genesis 4:16]
  28. long ears symbol of licentiousness. [Indian Myth.: Leach, 333]
  29. Lothario heartless libertine and active seducer. [Br. Lit.: Fair Penitent, Espy, 129]
  30. Malecasta personification of wantonness. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene ]
  31. Montez, Lola (18181861) beguiling mistress to the eminent. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 325]
  32. Obidicut fiend; provokes men to gratify their lust. [Br. Lit.: King Lear ]
  33. Pan man-goat of bawdy and lecherous ways. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 798]
  34. Paphnutius monk converts a courtesan but cannot overcome his lust for her. [Fr. Lit.: Anatole France Thaïs in Benét, 997]
  35. pig attribute of lust personified. [Art: Hall, 247]
  36. Porneius personification of fornication. [Br. Lit.: The Purple Island, Brewer Handbook, 865]
  37. Priapus monstrous genitals led him on the wayward path. [Rom. Myth.: Hall, 252]
  38. Ridgeon, Sir Colenso refrains from using his tuberculosis cure to save the life of a man whose wife he coveted. [Br. Lit.: Shaw The Doctors Dilemma in Sobel, 173]
  39. Robinson, Mrs. middle-aged lady lusts after young graduate. [Am. Lit.: The Graduate ; Am. Music: Mrs. Robinson]
  40. Salome in her provocative Dance of the Seven Veils. [Aust. Opera: R. Strauss, Salome, Westerman, 417]
  41. Spanish jasmine flower symbolizing lust. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
  42. Vathek devotes his life to sexual and other sensuous indulgences. [Br. Lit.: Beckford Vathek ]
  43. Villiers, George first Duke of Buckingham and libidinous dandy. [Br. Lit.: Waverley ]
  44. widow of Ephesus weeping over her husbands corpse, she is cheered by a compassionate sentry and they become ardent lovers in the burial vault. [Rom. Lit.: Satyricon ]
  45. Zeus the many loves of this god have made his name a byword for sexual lust. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 297301]

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lust

lust / ləst/ • n. very strong sexual desire: he knew that his lust for her had returned. ∎  [in sing.] a passionate desire for something: a lust for power. ∎  (usu. lusts) chiefly Theol. a sensual appetite regarded as sinful: lusts of the flesh. • v. [intr.] have a very strong sexual desire for someone: he really lusted after me in those days. ∎  feel a strong desire for something: pregnant women lusting for pickles and ice cream. DERIVATIVES: lust·ful / -(t)fəl/ adj. lust·ful·ly / -(t)fəlē/ adv. lust·ful·ness / -(t)fəlnəs/ n.

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lust pleasure, desire; sexual desire OE.; passionate desire XVII. OE. lust, corr. to (O)HG. lust, ON. losti, Goth. lustus, f. Gmc. *lust- (cf. LIST2).
Hence lust vb. XIII. lustful OE. lusty †joyful; †pleasing XIII; †lustful; powerful, strong XIV.

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lustadjust, august, bust, combust, crust, dust, encrust, entrust, gust, just, lust, mistrust, must, robust, rust, thrust, trust, undiscussed •stardust • sawdust • angel dust •bloodlust • wanderlust • upthrust

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