Sentence Examples

  • Save where the tribes have come under Arab or European influence, the clothing is extremely scanty, but absolute nudity is not known.
  • More or less, absolute nudity among men is characteristic even of the Bahima (Hamites).
  • Another point of interest lies in the difference of outlook with which nudity is regarded by the English and Japanese.
  • Later, when the novelty of clothing has spent its force, the stimulus is supplied by nudity complete or partial.
  • One more point must be considered: there is the evidence of competent observers to show that members of a tribe accustomed to nudity, when made to assume clothing for the first time, exhibit as much confusion as would a European compelled to strip in public. This fact, considered together with what has been said above, compels the conclusion that modesty is a feeling merely of acute self-consciousness due to appearing unusual, and is the result of clothing rather than the cause.

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