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Defloration  n.  
The act of deflouring; as, the defloration of a virgin.
That which is chosen as the flower or choicest part; careful culling or selection. (R.) "The laws of Normandy are, in a great measure, the defloration of the English laws."

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"Defloration" Quotes from Famous Books

... intoxicated with love, and full of religious respect for the virgin of his election. This feeling is, from a rational point of view, absurd, and in its tendencies, immoral; but it is delicious in its sacredly voluptuous subtlety. Defloration thus has its powerful fascination in the respect consciously or unconsciously felt for woman's chastity. In marriage, the feeling is yet more complicated: in deflowering his bride, the Christian (that is, any man brought up in a Christian civilization) has the feeling of committing a sort of ...
— Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) • Havelock Ellis

Words linked to "Defloration" :   coition, sex act, intercourse, hurt, scathe, sexual relation, congress, sexual intercourse, deflower, damage, carnal knowledge, copulation

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