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Moreover, in terms of that same ethical structure, one might well expect sins of the concupiscent appetite to be less differentiated in geographical and linguistic terms than the sins of lower Hell, since the former represent the expression of the lower aspects of human nature.
All these facts are well known, not least, alas, because modern cinema has made a lovable playboy out of this monster of the concupiscent appetites.
This pattern of the concupiscent personality has a long history, appearing, for example, in Plato's character of Callicles in the dialogue Gorgias, who argues to Socrates that "natural right consists in the better and wiser man," by which the speaker designates himself, "ruling over his inferiors and having the lion's share.
loved one, the poet-speaker's concupiscent Ego or Will (17) in fact
the rational, irascible and concupiscent faculties).
He also claimed that "high-seasoned food; rich dishes; the free use of flesh; and even the excess of aliment; all, more or less--and some to a very great degree--increase the concupiscent excitability and sensibility of the genital organs.
The poem begins with a series of hortatory imperatives--the rhetorical adhortatio, like "Let there be light"--in the form of strong verbs: call, let, let, bring, let, take: "Call the roller of big cigars, / The muscular one, and bid him whip / In kitchen cups concupiscent curds.
When Heffernan spoke about Cassio's wiping his beard with Desdemona's handkerchief, he gave the line none of its concupiscent suggestiveness.
Also, in farces that focus on sexual desire, it is almost always the woman who is portrayed as being concupiscent.
A benevolent love does not arise in concupiscent love, (61) which desires the good not in itself but for another reason.
Besides almond trees, riverboats, crocheted booties, and clamorous bells; besides sandstorms, whirlwinds, a dead banker, and a missing cat; besides bitter palms and copper moons and a newspaper censor called the Abominable No-Man, there is quite a lot of religion in Memories--beginning, of course, with a Virgin Mary medal but including a concupiscent Galician priest, a dress-up ritual as pompous and pimp-like as a bishop's, and the Martyrdom of John the Baptist.
Participating as the confessant rather than as the confessor, Serge leaves the confessional--and ends the novel--more closely aligned with the concupiscent Dufour than with the "disgusting" Archangias.