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1. Dated literary and biblical euphemism for the genitals of either sex ; the reproductive-organs . See vagina and penis for synonyms.

2. The region of the hips, groin , and lower abdomen .

ETYMOLOGY: From the Middle English loine , itself from Old French loigne , from Vulgar Latin lumbea .

Quotes Containing loins:
Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) in Before Sunrise (1994): - Celine:''Have you ever heard that as couples grow older they lose their ability to hear each other?'' - Jesse:''No.'' - Celine:''Well, supposedly, men lose their ability to hear higher pitched sounds and women eventually lose hearing in their loins . I guess they sort of nullify each other or something.'' - Jesse:''I guess. Nature''s way of allowing couples to grow old together without killing each other.''

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