incestuously


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in·ces·tu·ous

 (ĭn-sĕs′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Of, involving, or suggestive of incest.
2. Having committed incest.
3. Improperly intimate or interconnected: "Press-politics relations are notoriously incestuous" (Boston Globe).

in·ces′tu·ous·ly adv.
in·ces′tu·ous·ness n.
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Adv.1.incestuously - by incest; "incestuously conceived"
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References in classic literature ?
I stand a wretch, in birth, in wedlock cursed, A parricide, incestuously, triply cursed!
Themes in the Relationship of Mothers and Their Incestuously Abused Daughters: A Feminist Analysis.
We have "The Answer" for you: throw modern science in the garbage and go back to the Bible, even if it means that Cain found a wife by incestuously marrying a sister or another close relative, as the museum tells us on "a large placard entitled, 'Where Did Cain Get His Wife?'" I have to agree with the Trollingers: "Even in the context of the Creation Museum, this is one strange placard" (p.
One might equally well describe it as being about the work that politics and political players increasingly do in the heritage industry, and the ways in which these two spheres incestuously intertwine.
The play not only opens on the apparition of the phantom of Gorlois who recalls how Uther Pendragon killed him and then married his wife, and how Arthur incestuously conceived Mordred with his sister but it also shows Arthur himself, on his first entrance onstage, aware that the cause of the civil war is his own youth "puft up with pride and fond desire of praise," leading him to "adventured all" (3.1.133,135).
Inquiries of the Football Association, which has detailed regulations seeking to prevent agents, managers and clubs working incestuously together and having conflicts of interest, produces the answer that no rules have been broken.
As evidenced by his outward actions, Claudius is "bloody" because he has murdered his brother, and "bawdy" because he has incestuously married his brother's wife, thus blurring traditional kinship distinctions.
The potential dark side of their patriarchal might occasionally found expression in popular narratives such as the film Forbidden Planet (1956) in which the other-worldly monster turns out to be a father with a voracious and incestuously inclined id.
incestuously? (37) If you ask someone to bribe a witness, have you