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Dissoluteness   Listen

Indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures.  Synonyms: incontinence, self-gratification.

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"Dissoluteness" Quotes from Famous Books

... finish. This was the first act of our comedy. Let us pass to the second. Your extravagant follies—your grandfather would have said, your dissoluteness—soon changed our respective situations. Mme. Fauvel, without ceasing to worship you—you resemble Gaston so closely—was uneasy about you. She was so frightened that she was forced to come ...
— File No. 113 • Emile Gaboriau

... exist in wedlock. But in Love there is such self-control and decorum and constancy, that if the god but once enter the soul of a licentious man, he makes him give up all his amours, abates his pride, and breaks down his haughtiness and dissoluteness, putting in their place modesty and silence and tranquillity and decorum, and makes him constant to one. You have heard of course of the famous courtesan Lais,[139] how she set all Greece on fire with ...
— Plutarch's Morals • Plutarch

... though winking at a great deal which the Doctor would have counted grievous sin, still were uneasy at the lad's growing dissoluteness of habit. Would the prayers of the good ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865 • Various

... other words, {202} art may communicate power without controlling its use, thus merely increasing the disorder and instability of life. Or it may serve to exaggerate the appeal of the present interest, until it becomes ungovernable and obscures ulterior interests. This tendency to promote dissoluteness is the most serious charge which Plato brings against the arts. After referring to the unseemly hilarity to which men are incited by the comic stage, ...
— The Moral Economy • Ralph Barton Perry

Words linked to "Dissoluteness" :   dissolute, undiscipline, rakishness, indiscipline, incontinence

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