OBSCENE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBSCENE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
obscene
 n.  offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; repulsive; disgusting
Classic Sentence:
1  They became sodden, stupid, ugly or obscene.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
2  She thought of smoking a cigarette, to shock them, and dismissed the obscene thought before it was quite formed.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  She crouched in her chair as she imagined men talking of her, thick-voiced, obscene, in barber shops and the tobacco-stinking pool parlor.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
4  Before they got her story she had five more minutes of obscene wallowing.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
5  There are some things that the Southern white man will not tolerate, and the obscene intimations of the foregoing have brought the writer to the very outermost limit of public patience.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In II
6  It came from Myrtle who had overheard the question and it was violent and obscene.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  On the white steps an obscene word, scrawled by some boy with a piece of brick, stood out clearly in the moonlight and I erased it, drawing my shoe raspingly along the stone.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
8  Ravished by dead words become obscene, and dead ideas become obsessions.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
9  In the meantime, the drinkers had begun to sing an obscene song, and to laugh at it until the ceiling shook.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE UNPLEASANTNESS OF RECEIVING INTO ONE'S H...
10  He took her to plays and annoyed her by whispering that God probably didn't approve of such amusements, and to churches and, sotto voce, retailed funny obscenities and then reproved her for laughing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
11  He was fond of using soldiers' obscenities: usually he came home in the small hours.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE BOARDING HOUSE
12  He uttered coarse speeches, obscenities, and filth with a certain tranquillity and lack of astonishment which was elegant.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—LUC-ESPRIT
13  Supreme misery an occasion for obscenity.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER XIII—THE SOLUTION OF SOME QUESTIONS CONNECTED WIT...
Example Sentence:
1  You shouldn't write such obscene things to humour their dirty interests.
2  They have cut the obscene passages from the film to show it on television.
3  The obscene words in the television programmes were bleeped out.
4  I'm not prudish but I think these photographs are obscene.
5  The way he writes about the disease that killed her is simply obscene.
6  She is forced to change her telephone number because obscene phone calls badger her.
7  Unlike most parents, who thought his gyrations obscene, Mother loved Elvis, too, maybe even more than I did.
8  It allows parents to specify time limits for specific devices in the household, restrict the applications vulnerable children can use and prevent access to pages with obscene language.
9  He insisted these photographs were not art but obscenity.