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A Little Less Slaking Was In Order

slaking – v.  quenching or satisfying desires

Classical Usage:  While Emma and Léon are in their “honeymoon” (blech, puke, gag me with a spoon) days of the affair everything is more beautiful and lovely in their eyes.  This is how Flaubert describes it:  it was as though nature had not existed before, or had only begun to be beautiful with the slaking of their desires.

Classically Mad Usage:  It’s hot here this week.  Really hot.  It might take an entire lake to slake my thirst.

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Posted by on July 8, 2012 in Madame Bovary


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