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Most of us fall short much more by omission than by commission. While the world perishes we go our way: purposeless, passionless, day after day.Peace Pilgrim
- Something nonsexual, such as an object or a part of the body which arouses sexual desire or is necessary for one to reach full sexual satisfaction.
- Something which is believed to possess, contain, or cause spiritual or magical powers; an amulet or a talisman.
- An irrational, or abnormal, fixation or preoccupation.
- 1933: We have a feeling that it must be "honest" work, because it is hard and disagreeable, and we have made a sort of fetish of manual work. -- George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Ch. XXII, pg. 117 (Harvest / Harcourt paperback edition).
something nonsexual which arouses sexual desire
something believed to possess spiritual or magical powers
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