Examples of prurient in a Sentence
He took a prurient interest in her personal life.
a book that appealed to the prurient curiosity of its readers
Recent Examples of prurient from the Web
Oldale was charged with one count of conducting visual surveillance, with prurient intent, of another person in a private place without consent.
As for the prurient line or two about Sonia, Orwell’s second wife, doing nude modeling for the painters of the Euston Road school, this is categorically denied by her biographer.
One of the stranger myths surrounding this issue is the mistaken belief that current law allows men to simply dress as women and thereby gain access to women's facilities for ostensibly predatory or prurient reasons.
To me, that speculation always seemed prurient
The Snowman Boring and incoherent, this is a slow, dull, prurient film about a serial killer, going around severing the heads of female victims.
Time has passed since Moises Alou’s overreaction and Alex S. Gonzalez’s error and Bartman’s instinct but the prurient interest remains.
The assumption at first is that the girls’ captor has prurient interests in mind.
Every time a plot feels corny or prurient or preachy, there’s an acknowledgment in the dialogue.
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Origin and Etymology of prurient
PRURIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prurient for English Language Learners
: having or showing too much interest in sex
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