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cacoethesPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "cacoethes":
- The recovery of the Trimalchionian episode, and the subsequent pamphleteering would by no means eradicate this " cacoethes emendandi." - "The Satyricon, Complete", Petronius Arbiter.
- When classic scenes amid For rest and peace he hankers, Amari aliquid His joys aesthetic cankers: Whate'er he sees, he knows He has to write upon it A paragraph of prose Or possibly a sonnet: By mountain lakelets blue, 'Mid wild romantic heath, he's A martyr always to Scribendi cacoethes: The Naiad- haunted stream Or lonely mountain- top he Considers as a theme Available for " copy." - "Lyra Frivola", A. D. Godley.
- Luther discoursing, in the presence of the Prince Elector of Saxony and other Princes, of the many sorts and differences of wicked persons, said: Colax, Sycophanta, Cacoethes; these sins and blasphemies are almost alike the one to the other, only that they go one after another, as a man going up the stairs and steps ascends from one to another. - "Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther", Martin Luther.