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Mitchell does lapse on occasion into raciness, or even slanginess, which just sounds affected: chastising Thersites for his churlish outburst, Odysseus admonishes "that if ever I catch you spewing such nonsense again / I will strip you naked and whip your ass out of here / and send you back to the ships, howling and bawling.
Certain wines have an energetic buzz in the finish, almost like an electrical current: a nervous raciness similar to acidity, with which it is often confused.
Interestingly, Nancy Lane uses space, the theme of this study, to link Les Mots pour le dire and Au Pays de mes racines, finding that the physical journey recounted in the latter "is a spatial recapitulation of the internal journey begun twenty years earlier" (152).
Women's Societies and Temperance Unions, as well as Catholic and Protestant organizations were scandalized by the new raciness of the movies, and they weren't afraid to lead boycotts.
The author seems to have replaced raciness with sending Rana to the most far-flung locales on earth.
In fact, Davies claims his reputation for raciness arose due to a misunderstanding about a comment he made concerning Pride and Prejudice.
But what the magazine lacked in raciness, it made up for in audacity.
A legislator might today put aside his judgment of the raciness of a magazine, because today the question is whether magazines of that description ought to be subject to police seizure.
Porter responds with a slew of arch and naughty numbers--"Never Give Anything Away," "Live and Let Live"--while Patti Colombo's thrillingly athletic dances embody the raciness.
According to Buroker, the raciness of "Deal or No Deal" was only a minor concern to AHA and Campbell's, a family brand, and was greatly overshadowed by the opportunity to reach the 16 million "Deal or No Deal" viewers.
The raciness of O'Rourke's title should not obscure the fact that this book is as much about the procreative ramifications of sex as about sex itself--the ethics of having and raising children.
And those of you who are used to the raciness of Francome's books (which Burden has also had a helping hand with), will find that this one goes even further in the raunchiness department.