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(adj) having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

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not only for prurient adults but for the collegians themselves

Afternoon of the Sex Children (16) by Mark Greif
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too full of pathos and too ingenuous to be prurient

—p.227 Jack Smth's Flaming Creatures (226) by Susan Sontag
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4 years, 3 months ago


revealing a prurient urge to search people out

about a detective show lol

—p.55 by Jean Baudrillard
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a culture more enamored of prurient gossip than of literature itself

on biographies of great writers

—p.81 The Bratty Bystander (81) by Katie Roiphe
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4 years, 4 months ago


compelled to trade prurient acts for medical assistance

—p.52 On Reading Updike (48) by Meghan O'Gieblyn
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inquiring into her sex life with such grotesque prurience that it led to the strengthening of New Jersey’s rape shield laws

—p.65 Everybody Knows (63) by Elizabeth Schambelan
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1 year, 8 months ago


His sole question—“Were you penetrated?”—felt coldly prurient.

—p.117 Dealing with Beloveds (On and Off the Page) (111) by Mary Karr
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2 years, 3 months ago


A tidal wave of nervous prurience had practically blown the door out from inside

—p.148 Some Other, Better Otto (143) missing author
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What could I possibly get out of this exercise in prurient professional curiosity?

—p.161 Idleness (161) missing author
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1 year, 7 months ago


the tacitly prurient masks behind which European ethnography expressed its fascination with the bodies of the people they were exploiting or hoped to exploit

—p.197 Poetry and Terror: Some Notes on Coming to Jakarta (191) by Robert Hass
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1 year, 12 months ago