Definition of Decadents

1. Noun. (plural of decadent) ¹



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Definition of Decadents

1. decadent [n] - See also: decadent

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Literary usage of Decadents

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1. The English Illustrated Magazine (1908)
"... baggy-eyed, its flesh like lard, this eldest of the tainted Valois brood was the most decadent of decadents. The one stimulus he knew was his beauty, ..."

2. The Literary Movement in France During the Nineteenth Century by Georges Pellissier (1897)
"This fanaticism may further be accounted for by that perverted sensibility which is characteristic of this, the prototype of the " decadents," a species of ..."

3. Literary History of Russia by Aleksander Brückner, Ellis H. Minns (1908)
"... Recent pessimistic poets : Nadson—Lyric poets and decadents of recent years. THE times and the men had not been favourable to the evolution of a lyrical ..."

4. Degeneration by Max Simon Nordau (1895)
"decadents AND ESTHETES. As on the death of Alexander the Great his generals fell on the conqueror's empire, and each one seized a portion of land, ..."

5. Modernism and Romance by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James (1908)
"CHAPTER VI THE decadents WE have now seen how some of the popular manifestations of science have led to a revolt against the cruder forms of religion ..."

6. London: Critical Notes on the National Gallery and the Wallace Collection by John Charles Van Dyke (1914)
"... decadents sin the most, is here quite sincere. The scene is tragic and given with a dramatic effect that is proper and right. ..."

7. East & West: A Monthly Magazine of Letters by William Aspenwall Bradley, George Sidney Hellman (1900)
"Les decadents By Howard Chandler Robbins They left the wildflower heights where children romp And sought by divers pat hs a fetid swamp, 'Distrustful each ..."

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