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Voyeurism

See also Eavesdropping.
Actaeon
turned into stag for watching Artemis bathe. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 8]
elders of Babylon
watch Susanna bathe. [Apocrypha: Susanna; Art: Daniel, 217]
Gyges
king’s bodyguard requested secretly to view queen undressing. [Gk. Lit.: Avery, 507–508]
Peeping Tom
illicitly glanced at the naked Godiva. [Br. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 815]
Roberts, Mr.
takes advantage of unshaded hospital window to watch nurses taking baths. [Am. Lit.: Heggen Mister Roberts in Sobel, 479]
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This technology enables the 21st century voyeur to satisfy their desires in public and without anyone knowing - unless you get careless like the man caught on the Spanish commuter train.
As Hawthorne shows through Coverdale, to be a voyeur is to be either mildly or terribly apart from activity, from human society.
Mourinho will just argue he meant voyeur in the sense of a powerless or passive spectator.
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The basement provided a cavernous space in which the audience became the voyeur as scenes of people on couches watching television played out before them.
I'm like a secret voyeur and it is fascinating to see the different types of people who visit the house.
Since I could not go, I did the next best thing, and like a voyeur, I would cup my hands around my eyes and peek through the windows of playmates that had been called away.
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And who would have guessed that nice Uncle Sam was a voyeur who gets his kicks from listening to private conversations?
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