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General Crossword Questions for “concupiscence”

  • Strong sexual desire


  • Concupiscence from latin: con-, with + cupi, cupid - desire (usually sexual) + -escere - suffix denoting beginning of a process or state. Modern definitions tend towards an ardent, usually sensuous, longing; a strong sexual Although the idea of concupiscence is Latin in origin, it has been co. — “Concupiscence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • According to NewAdvents Catholic encyclopedia it says concupiscence is the innate yearning for good, and Hi Neelix; I disagree; "Concupiscence" is an historically important theological term, and often encompasses more than the the narrow connotations of. — “Talk:Concupiscence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The apostle St Paul identifies it with the rebellion of the 'flesh' against the 'spirit' Concupiscence stems from the disobedience of the first sin. It unsettles man's moral faculties and, without being in itself an offence, itself, but the spiritual concupiscence present in human nature, soul. — “Original sin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • I will say a prodigious thing, but I will say it, however: I find myself in many things more under reputation by my manners than by my opinion, and my concupiscence less debauched than my reason. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • It is a terrible misfortune for this same book of mine, but more so to the Republick of letters;–so that my own is quite swallowed up in the consideration of it,–that this self-same vile pruriency for fresh adventures in all things, has got so strongly into our habit and humour,–and so wholly intent are we upon satisfying the impatience of our concupiscence that way,–that nothing but the gross and more carnal parts of a composition will go down:–The subtle hints and sly communications of science fly off, like spirits upwards,–the heavy moral escapes downwards; and both the one and the other are as much lost to the world, as if they were still left in the bottom of the ink-horn. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • He, however, piled up good reasons; it wasn't his fault; didn't she know Homais–did she believe that he would prefer his company? But she turned away; he drew her back, and, sinking on his knees, clasped her waist with his arms in a languorous pose, full of concupiscence and supplication. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert


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