While the servant and the innkeeper begin by allegorically personifying, unwittingly or otherwise, death as a cruel murderer, the three debauchees
bring another dimension to this figurative frame as they respond by demanding to fight back against death as if they were on an equal footing with it.
If sent to quell a disturbance in a house of ill fame, notwithstanding he was a most abandoned debauchee
himself, he would take pleasure in exposing the characters of all those he found there, thereby destroying the peace of many families: he would treat the unhappy prostitutes with the greatest inhumanity, and even drag them to a prison, though many of them had been reduced by himself.
One turbulent climax of Rivers, First Draft comes when the Woman in Red is rejected by the Male Artists in their studio, is jostled and assaulted by the Debauchees
, and, leaving them all behind, makes her way to the "castle kitchen," where she creates her first artwork by spraying a stove with red spray paint.
Amid this unjust war, the war of infidels and debauchees
led by America along with its allies and agents, we would like to stress a number of important values:
The rest, The Modern Husband, The Old Debauchees
, The Covent-Garden Tragedy.
Commenting on the line "The debauchees
returned, broken by their business" (1) (Baudelaire 85) from "Morning Twilight" (2)--the same poem in which Charles Baudelaire compares Paris to an "aged workman" (85; "vieillard laborieux")--Walter Benjamin notes, "With the Saint-Simonians, industrial labor is seen in the light of sexual intercourse; the idea of the joy of working is patterned after an image of the pleasure of procreation.
The Shiites are debauchees
who allow mut'ah (pleasure) marriages for pre-determined periods.
Go to the right places and you'll meet professional debauchees
, seasoned clubbers and karaoke stalwarts.
, adulterers, and gamblers, who had squandered their inheritances in gaming-dens, pot-houses, and brothels; anyone who had bankrupted himself to buy impunity for his infamous or criminal acts; men convicted anywhere of murder or sacrilege, or living in fear of conviction; cut-throats and perjurers, too, who made a trade of bearing false witness or shedding the blood of fellow citizens; in short, all who were in disgrace or afflicted by poverty or consciousness of guilt, were Catiline's intimate associates.
Suttree[,] it is our understanding [that you squandered your] years in the company of thieves, derelicts, miscreants, pariahs, poltroons, spalpeens, curmudgeons, clotpolls, murderers, gamblers, bawds, whores, trulls, brigands, topers, tosspots, sots and archsots, lobcocks, smell-smocks, runagates, rakes, and other assorted and felonious debauchees
dice-box, wherewith great gamblers play away your liberties; when debauchees
of the worst type hold all your public offices and dine off the food of fools who support them, why, then, sits Moses Harman there within his prison cell?
Like most debauchees
, he cultivated an impressively strong line in "little boy lost" pathos, which led the aforementioned daughter-in-law to view his cognition with a reverence that a blend of Aristotle, Leonardo and Newton could scarcely have justified.
In Proust's characterization of the homosexual, the turning of the head to look back is identified, as I have said, as a vestigial trace of these biblical origins: '[Les homosexuels] eurent une nombreuse posterite chez qui ce geste est reste habituel, pareil a celui des femmes debauchees
qui, en ayant l'air de regarder un etalage de chaussures placees derriere une vitrine, retournent la tete vers un etudiant' (RTP, III, 33; my italics).
Marie et la "Mauresque" ont en commun d'etre des "maitresses," des femmes engagees dans des "liaisons irregulieres" et qui menent avec leur amant des "vies debauchees
19) Thus in the classic Roman political diatribes, Cicero's attacks on Mark Antony and Catiline, the aleator is part of a coterie of gluttons, perfumiers, procurers, prostitutes, mime-actors, dancers, drunkards and debauchees