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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
Shrouded in a digital blue, nobody looks entirely comfortable, but Dylan is all-in with the lothario bit.
For his sophomore album, Memories Don't Die, the hip-hop lothario places love in the backseat in order to obliterate his verses.
All of the acting performances are exceptional (particularly Paula Newsome as a detective on whom Winkler's Cousineau has his lothario eyes).
Among the hotel's denizens is Tully (Paul Alexander Nolan), the charming lothario entertainer who specializes in bedding female hotel guests and bidding them farewell a week later with no ties or regrets.
Six months ago, a Texas art museum put on a cheeky exhibit about the legendary Italian lothario.
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.
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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.
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