Example sentences for: incest

How can you use “incest” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In the former case, incest was a symptom of decadence, in the latter it's just rural isolation and the lack of dating opportunities.

  • In the New York Times Book Review , Kathryn Harrison, the author of a forthcoming memoir about incest with her father, accuses Mia Farrow of cashing in with a memoir "that will satisfy a Peeping Fan readership."

  • But you'd think, judging from the press, that recent authors of memoirs had called incest or alcoholism or any number of species of abuse into being by writing about them.

  • Several decades later, companion volumes to the literary diaries revealed passionate incest with her father, Joachim Nin, an affair with her analyst, Otto Rank, and successfully bigamous marriages in New York and California.

  • I blurbed The Kiss . The book scared me, not because it concerns incest or happens to be true but because of the malign figure of the father, who reminded me of the character played by Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter . I also appreciated the drugged cadence of the prose, with a chasm between every two sentences, and the frozen stare of the insistent present tense.


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