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- Like a pig, resembling a swine; gluttonous, coarse, debased.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: […] (Second Quarto), London: […] N[icholas] L[ing] […], published 1604, OCLC 760858814, [Act I, scene iv]:
- 1946, Bertrand Russell, History of Western Philosophy, I.27:
- Epicurus, though his ethic seemed to others swinish and lacking in moral exultation, was very much in earnest.
like a pig, resembling a swine