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Sade, Marquis de

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSade, Marquis deMarquis de SadeSade, Mar‧quis de /sɑːd, ˈmɑːki də $ ˈmɑːr-/ 🔊 🔊 (1740–1814) a French writer who was put in prison for his violent sexual actions. He wrote novels and plays about the sexual pleasure he got from hurting other people, and sadism, the word for this type of sexual pleasure, is based on his name.
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