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Sade(säd, săd), Comte Donatien Alphonse François de Known as "Marquis de Sade." 1740-1814.
French writer of novels, plays, and short stories characterized by a preoccupation with sexual violence.
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(Biography) Comte Donatien Alphonse François de (dɔnasjɛ̃ alfɔ̃s frɑ̃swa də), known as the Marquis de Sade. 1740–1814, French soldier and writer, whose exposition of sexual perversion gave rise to the term sadism
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Donatien Alphonse François, Comte de (Marquis de Sade), 1740–1814, French novelist: notorious for his tales of sexual gratification through the infliction of pain.
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