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unmotivated) tenacity tends to imply prurience even when there are no bodies on screen.
122-32), his remarks nonetheless serve as further precedent for my alignment of Axler's prurience and Macbeth's ruthlessness.
I much prefer overt sexuality to sleazy, vulgar prurience.
Pornography is meretricious, inviting prurience, commodifying and degrading sexuality rather than celebrating the sacred bonds that can make it holy.
Even Chanel, a brand not known for prurience, ran ads this fall showing two ladies in Victorian garb in an alluring embrace.
Denying that the counterculture was really a rebellion against the dominant American ethos, the magazine declared that "bigotry, prurience and authoritarianism no longer characterize the American middle class; it is on the contrary more likely to be college-bred, progressive and dogmatically broad-minded.
In caricaturing biographical study as a combination of prurience and nerdiness, I don't mean to say that these activities aren't worthwhile.
MANY years ago that eminent essayist JB Priestley concluded that the supreme sin of the national press (yes, national, not local papers like wot your Echo is) was not hypocritical prurience nor the sickening sycophancy towards "our beloved Queen"; nor the sugar-coated sentiments about his beloved rose garden by the gruesome Godfrey Winn - "He shakes hands with people's hearts," said his boss Lord Beaverbrook.
Movies, he said, don't need to celebrate violence, voyeurism or prurience to be entertaining.
Sex is not kept out of consideration, but it is put firmly, though with obvious prurience, to one side.
At the same time, it is widely acknowledged (except by most editors and journalists) that a great deal of media intrusion is simply an abuse of press freedom, with the sole aim of boosting circulation by feeding public prurience.
Allan's painting, showing Turkish slavers on horseback splitting up the women of a captured Greek family, is melodramatic but has none of the prurience of GE[umlaut]rE[sup.