bacchantic

IPA: bˈækɪntɪk

adjective

  • Bacchanalian.
  • Pertaining to the clergy of Bacchus.

Examples of "bacchantic" in Sentences

  • You can only exorcise and curse me, or slay yourselves in bacchantic madness before my altar.
  • I arrived late and only saw the end of the processions; far more carriages, wilder shouting, more madness, -- bacchantic, stormy, -- than last time.
  • But, beginning with the story of the barbarian invasions in the third volume, Professor Jones's interpretation took on a fury that was almost bacchantic.
  • The forces compensating this calamitous development personified themselves partly in the later Schelling, partly in Schopenhauer and Carus, while on the other hand that unbridled bacchantic
  • The Venus and bacchantic music will be heard again in the second and third acts; but the rest consists of numbers almost as completely detached as those that make up the Dutchman, though the joinings are not only more skilful, but are real music and not mere padding.
  • The Venus and bacchantic music will be heard again in the second and third acts; but the rest consists of numbers almost as completely detached as those that make up the _Dutchman_, though the joinings are not only more skilful, but are real music and not mere padding.
  • I hardly know what of bacchantic joyousness I had not attributed to them on their holidays: a people living in a mild climate under such a lovely sky, with wine cheap and abundant, might not unreasonably have been expected to put on a show of the greatest jollity when enjoying themselves.
  • But he also is drawn into the vortex, tears off his clothes and dances before Samuel and David, the only self-possessed spectators of the bacchantic company, till he falls down; and he lies naked as he is a whole day and a whole night upon the ground -- whence the proverb, "Is Saul also among the prophets?"
  • Following an extended barrage of arrack-scented kisses, during which each of her sumptuous bulges had been lovingly measured and stroked; during which his lingam had been symbolically peeled and repeeled as if it were the principal effigy of a bacchantic banana cult, she had presented herself for lubrication.

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