1 Meanwhile, the drinkers, all three-quarters intoxicated, were repeating their unclean refrain with redoubled gayety; it was a highly spiced and wanton song, in which the Virgin and the infant Jesus were introduced.
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2 It seemed that this garden, created in olden days to conceal wanton mysteries, had been transformed and become fitted to shelter chaste mysteries.
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3 The wanton and vigorous vegetation quivered, full of strength and intoxication, around these two innocents, and they uttered words of love which set the trees to trembling.
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4 Do not think yourself excused by any weakness, any natural defect of understanding on her side, in the wanton cruelty so evident on yours.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane AustenGet Context In CHAPTER 44
5 To have imposed any derogatory work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensGet Context In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
6 For it was set apart and sanctified to one awe-striking end; and however wanton in their sailor ways, one and all, the mariners revered it as the white whale's talisman.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleGet Context In CHAPTER 99. The Doubloon.
7 They felt it might be a being partially benighted in the vale of ignorance, but it could not be one who would willingly devote his rich natural gifts to the purposes of wanton treachery.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 6
8 In this manner did Prince John endeavour to lay the foundation of a popularity, which he was perpetually throwing down by some inconsiderate act of wanton aggression upon the feelings and prejudices of the people.
9 There was a cold-bloodedness in the act which wrung a groan from Arthur; when she advanced to him with outstretched arms and a wanton smile he fell back and hid his face in his hands.
10 I have seen a land right merry with the sun, where children sing, and rolling hills lie like passioned women wanton with harvest.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du BoisGet Context In II
11 On this, as he passed, he gave Ulysses a kick on the hip out of pure wantonness, but Ulysses stood firm, and did not budge from the path.
12 The picture I present to you is peaceful and human, and you must feel that you could deny it only in the wantonness of power and cruelty.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Chapter 17
13 Contrary to the usages of the natives in the wantonness of their success they had respected, not only the persons of the trembling sisters, but his own.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperGet Context In CHAPTER 10
14 The sweetness was turned to adamantine, heartless cruelty, and the purity to voluptuous wantonness.
15 I believe that I have no enemy on earth, and none surely would have been so wicked as to destroy me wantonly.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) ShelleyGet Context In Chapter 8