gluttony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gluttony eating to excess (personified as one of the deadly sins)
    • n gluttony habitual eating to excess
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.
    • n Gluttony Excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity. "Their sumptuous gluttonies , and gorgeous feasts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gluttony Excess in eating, or in eating and drinking; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity; luxury of the table.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gluttony excess in eating
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Quotations

  • Thomas Hobbes
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    “The flesh endures the storms of the present alone; the mind, those of the past and future as well as the present. Gluttony is a lust of the mind.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Gluttony kills more than the sword.”
  • Peter De Vries
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    “Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.”
  • Catalan Proverb
    Catalan Proverb
    “God forgives the sin of gluttony.”
  • Italo Calvino
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    “In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.”
  • Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
    Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
    “Pride, anger, gluttony, and idleness are sometimes conquered, but the conversion of a malicious and envious mind is a kind of miracle”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glotonie, OF. glotonie, gloutonnie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. glouton—L. gluton-emgluttīre, to devour.

Usage

In literature:

The kitchen and pantries catered to the mob's gluttony.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
Gluttony is the passion of childhood, and cannot hold its own against any other; it disappears on the slightest occasion.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
These tapestries are an allegory against gluttony.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
In future, gluttony and license will be impossible, and likewise want, misery and privation.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
In his system, she is opposed among the vices, not by Gula or Gluttony, but by Ira, Anger.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
Gluttony, how symbolized, ii.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
And her absurd gluttony injures all of us.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
In short, are the vices of gluttony, drunkenness, pugilism, and prodigality, any where more indulged?
"A Morning's Walk from London to Kew" by Richard Phillips
Gluttony had lessened his natural agility, and at Peggy's avenging hand he paid the penalty of his crime.
"Peggy Raymond's Vacation" by Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
His eyes began to gleam, with joyful gluttony.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
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In poetry:

Our pride, our lust, our vast excess,
Our gluttony, our drunkenness,
Our gospel-wresting heresies,
To those distresses first gave rise.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
I ate like three strong men,
I drank enough for ten,
Each hour must have its glass
Yes, Drink and Gluttony
Have starved more brains, say I,
Than Hunger has.
"Passion's Hounds" by William H Davies
With mighty leaps and bounds,
I followed Passion's hounds,
My hot blood had its day;
Lust, Gluttony, and Drink,
I chased to Hell's black brink,
Both night and day.
"Passion's Hounds" by William H Davies
Intemp'rance in drink, is the chief, as I think,
Of his wiles :— for it is from this vice,
Theft, gluttony, strife, and uncleanness of life,
With swearing and cursing, take rise.
"A Song Concerning The Devil And The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
He fought with the he-dogs, and winked at the she-dogs,
A thing that had never been heard of before.
"For the stigma of gluttony, I care not a button!" he
Cried, and ate all he could swallow—and more.
"The Little Dog's Day" by Rupert Brooke
Richard Pigott was a man that was blinded by his own conceit.
And would have robbed his dearest friend all for good meat,
To satisfy his gluttony and his own sensual indulgence,
Which the inhuman monster considered no great offence.
"Richard Pigott, the Forger" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Drunkenness and Gluttony Leads to Poverty.
Baseball and gluttony, two of America's favorite pastimes, are merging in a controversial trend taking hold at Major League Baseball stadiums across the nation: all-you-can-eat seats.
When company co-founder Bruce Bassman called me to see what I thought of the products, I was clear: No gluten, no gluttony .
Opus Opens Today, Promising Gluten-Free Gluttony .
Monty Python's movie The Meaning of Life has a disgusting– but funny– scene at a restaurant where a morbidly obese man takes gluttony to a new level.
On a long Saturday night, my motive is part gluttony: an easy sipping beer means I can drink more of it.
Among pleasures we've missed in our long adventures in gluttony is the joy of pink salt from the Himalayas.
The University of Iowa has shucked its ban on an annual corn eating contest after removing the gluttony.
Today's luxury cruises, even to Alaska, are the stuff of mockery, gluttony, and clichés.
Guilt meets gluttony in the weirdly funny off-Broadway play 'The Whale'.
There's nothing wrong with spending if it's for a good cause and not consumer greed and gluttony.
10 Disgusting Consequences of Gluttony in Movies.
In a grotesque display of American gluttony we have eaten ourselves into fat, lazy folk with little acknowledgement of the repercussions that such acts bring.
If you've ever seen the short work a flock of turkeys can make of a row of grapes , you'd have no question why their "gobble-gobble" noises have become onomatopoetically synonymous with gluttony.
In hopes that St Gluttony will soon be there.
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