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Examples of lothario in a Sentence
a novel about the loveless existence of an aging lothario
Recent Examples of lothario from the Web
There’s Uncle Vili, a con man and lothario, and Aunt Flora, who ends up by herself in an attic in Venice.
There was one old dark male, an aging lothario, who was always in the same place.
Supertramp never had the lothario reputation of, oh, the Rolling Stones or Steel Panther, but Davies' lighthearted ode to road romance indicates there were a few shenanigans in this camp, too.
The sentencing was the denouement of a three-act drama that featured Weiner as a savvy, ambitious politician by day and a reckless Internet lothario in private.
The proud mom is two-year-old P-53 and the suspected pops is local lion lothario P-12, who crossed into the Santa Monica Mountains from the north and who brought a new set of genes to a population seriously lacking in genetic diversity.
From there, Mace's friend VP (Priyank Thakkar), a neighborhood lothario of Indian descent, enters the ring, refashioned as a Muslim terrorist and christened the Fundamentalist.
Similarly out of place is Zahid (Nik Dodani), Sam’s best friend, a dweeby and foul-mouthed lothario right out of a Judd Apatow comedy.
But this version of Gilbert (played by Lucas Jade Zumann, who was so endearingly earnest in 2016’s 20th Century Women) is a smug-yet-woke little lothario.
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Did You Know?
Lothario comes from The Fair Penitent (1703), a tragedy by Nicholas Rowe. In the play, Lothario is a notorious seducer, extremely attractive but beneath his charming exterior a haughty and unfeeling scoundrel. He seduces Calista, an unfaithful wife and later the fair penitent of the title. After the play was published, the character of Lothario became a stock figure in English literature. For example, Samuel Richardson modeled the character of Lovelace on Lothario in his 1748 novel Clarissa. As the character became well known, his name became progressively more generic, and since the 18th century the word lothario has been used for a foppish, unscrupulous rake.
Origin and Etymology of lothario
First Known Use: 1756See Words from the same year
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