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sodomite

a person who practises sodomy
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For example, the confessionals often treat the vice against nature (or sodomitic vice) in terms of non-reproductive acts between men and women, while incest is discussed largely with regard to impediments to marriage and rarely refers to illicit relations within the immediate family.
The sodomitic rape scene has troubled readers who fail to discern that it is one of O'Connor's deliberately grotesque revelations.
Guzman here strongly criticizes the effeminate male, whose courtly ruffles and gallant manner serve to cover up his ulcerous body and whose sodomitic activities will lead him to be burned at the stake.
8 The notion of men with young sodomitic partners in provincial German towns of the eighteenth century seems almost inconceivable; there is no evidence for it other than this letter.
In the same library he has sexual encounters of the sodomitic kind with tourists curious about him enough to penetrate his domain.
Nevertheless Conyers quotes lines from Simms--"ay better thousand times to be, the pagan on some Sodomitic shore" (3)-to indicate Simms's attitude to "positive" or institutional Christianity.
This collection of essays contains the following contributions: "The Sodomitic Center of the Decameron," by Michael Sherberg; "Antonia Tanini (1452-1501), Playwright, and Wife of Bernardo Pulci (1438-1488)," by Elissa B.
Focusing on the writings of Benjamin Disraeli as well as those of his leading political rival, William Gladstone, Richard Dellamora considers how sodomitic intimations inflect debates on the enfranchisement of Jews as well as artisans, women, and the Irish during the period.
Kingly failure and sodomitic rape are seen to coincide.