For as a matter of fact obscenity no less than impiety was charged against him by his ultra-orthodox enemies, and the obscenity no less than the supposed impiety gave them a handle against him before such bodies as the Sorbonne and the parliaments.
That all such words as sound in the old translation to any offence of lightness or obscenity be expressed with more convenient terms and phrases."
The state of the prison, the desperation of the prisoners, broadly hinted in their conversation and plainly expressed in their conduct, the uproar of oaths, complaints and obscenity, the indescribable stench, presented together a concentration of the utmost misery and the utmost guilt."
While some states actually have strong legislative wording which protects a woman's right to nurse her baby, other states simply leave out breastfeeding in public when listing the crimes that fall under indecent exposure or obscenity.
The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity, and Sexuality.
obscenity charge in 1973.
The Well of Loneliness written by Radclyffe Hall in 1928 was so controversial that the author was taken to trial for obscenity - in spite of the fact that "there are no descriptions of sex in it, no rude words."
They have little value from a purely literary point of view, and many of them are disfigured by the grossest obscenity.
obscenity prosecution against the play's original director, Michael Bogdanov.
obscenity of war.
obscenity shouting obscenities around the court, claiming to be in love with her!
Why is reference avoided to the north American peace pipe, as if there were some obscenity attached, although none is discernable?
But publications were still subject to the laws of the land regarding sedition, blasphemy, obscenity and libel.
The fragments show fondness for alliteration and playing upon words, skill in the use of rustic and farcical language, and a considerable amount of obscenity.
For example, the hand gesture for OK in the United States means that something is good; this same gesture is an obscenity for the Greek.
Charges were brought against the cast for obscenity and desecration of the US flag - a case that was ultimately decided in favor of the musical by the US Supreme Court.
Taking genre fiction for a ride, Slow Death uses obscenity, black humor and repetition for the sake of ironic deconstruction.
To issue a command " to pull yourself together " to a deeply depressed, inactive patient is an obscenity.
months in jail under India's obscenity laws.
The big man was still alive, curled into a tight ball. Get up. J.J. muttered an obscenity.
However, in the milieu of general obscenity it passes as harmless parlance.
The objection to Husain is not the so-called obscenity of his paintings.
War is the ultimate in criminality, the ultimate obscenity, the ultimate crime against humanity.
That people are compelled to divert resources in this way is surely a moral obscenity.
obscenity case brought against the American novel Last Exit to Brooklyn in 1966.
He sought refuge from inferior society often in nonsense, occasionally in obscenity.
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