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Titillation   Listen
titillation  n.  
The act of tickling, or the state of being tickled; a tickling sensation.
Any pleasurable sensation. "Those titillations that reach no higher than the senses."

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"Titillation" Quotes from Famous Books

... would permit no eminent author to stand bareheaded in his presence. —Stephen. 3. The Queen of England is simply a piece of historic heraldry; a flag, floating grandly over a Liberal ministry yesterday, over a Tory ministry to-day.—Conway. 4. The vulgar intellectual palate hankers after the titillation of foaming phrase.—Lowell. 5. Two mighty vortices, Pericles and Alexander the Great, drew into strong eddies about themselves all the glory and the pomp of Greek literature, Greek eloquence, Greek wisdom, Greek art.—De Quincey. 6. Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, lie ...
— Higher Lessons in English • Alonzo Reed and Brainerd Kellogg

... heart-sick, away. Worse than the ghastly interruption to their easy idyllic life was this grim revelation of selfishness. She began to doubt if even the hysterical excitement of her sister passengers was not merely a pleasant titillation of ...
— The Crusade of the Excelsior • Bret Harte

... passenger. There was a small arm-piece, at the outside of each seat, and generally there was a cushion. This was once a favorite means of travel between Bayonne and Biarritz. It was expeditious, enlivening,—and highly insecure; that was one of its charms. Throughout the ride there was a ludicrous titillation of insecurity; but it was greatest at the start and at the finish. For, the seats being evenly balanced, to mount was in itself high art. Driver and passenger needed to spring at precisely the same instant, or the result was dust and ashes. Trial after trial was needed ...
— A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees • Edwin Asa Dix

Words linked to "Titillation" :   tickling, tickle, titillate, touch, excitement, rousing

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