luxuriate

Definitions

  • The Luxuries Of The Rich
    The Luxuries Of The Rich
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v luxuriate thrive profusely or flourish extensively
    • v luxuriate enjoy to excess "She indulges in ice cream"
    • v luxuriate become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Luxuriate To feed or live luxuriously; as, the herds luxuriate in the pastures.
    • Luxuriate To grow exuberantly; to grow to superfluous abundance. "Corn luxuriates in a better mold."
    • Luxuriate To indulge with unrestrained delight and freedom; as, to luxuriate in description.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • luxuriate To grow exuberantly or in superfluous abundance.
    • luxuriate To feed or live luxuriously: as, the herds luxuriate in the pastures.
    • luxuriate Figuratively, to indulge without stint; revel in luxury or abundance; take delight: as, to luxuriate in description.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Luxuriate to be luxuriant: to grow exuberantly: to live luxuriously: to expatiate with delight
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Quotations

  • Albert Greenfield
    Albert Greenfield
    “For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.”
  • Charles De Montesquieu
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    “Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.”
  • Hannah More
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    “Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.”
  • Cher
    Cher
    “Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
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    “Morality is a private and costly luxury.”
  • Marshall Mcluhan
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    “A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.”

Idioms

In the lap of luxury - People in the lap of luxury are very wealthy and have have everything that money can buy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. luxuriatus, p. p. of luxuriari, -are, to luxuriate. See Luxury
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. luxurie—L. luxuria, luxury—luxus, excess.

Usage

In literature:

Their luxuries were blood-bought luxuries indeed.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
His stomach was not so fond of luxury, and he was not addicted to wine or beer, and for long periods drank neither at all.
"The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2" by Rupert Hughes
In the olden time the means of luxury were limited, and the fortunate could do little more than drink, and tempt others to drink.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
If I had laid out that which I profused in Luxury and Wantonness, in Acts of Generosity or Charity?
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
They were up two pair of stairs, and were not great in size; but they were comfortable enough, and even luxurious, as a bachelor's abode.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
But eggs, and cream, and milk are luxuries.
"As Seen By Me" by Lilian Bell
The mulberry-tree, with its luxuriant bright green foliage, forms an agreeable contrast to the olive.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
The fat man is, by nature, fitted to sit in a large, luxurious chair and direct the work of others.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
He hated that other people, and especially girls, should command luxuries which he could not possess.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
All its luxury was in good chintz hangings and handsome convenient furniture.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
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In poetry:

First view him in the Torrid Zone,
Sporting amid luxurious groves
Where nature delveth all alone,
And man in search of pleasure roves.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
The dew lies heavy, and its gems
Stud the luxuriant, grassy stems.
The happy night with wassail rings;
So feasted here the former kings.
"An Ode Appropriate To A Festivity" by Confucius
His eyes were the eyes of a watcher
Held on by luxurious faith,
And his lips were the lips of a longer
Amazed with the beauty of Death.
"Safi" by Henry Kendall
To pastures green and flow'ry meads,
His happy flock he gently leads,
Where water in abundance flows,
And where luxuriant herbage grows.
"Twenty-Third Psalm" by Rees Prichard
"All these about the house you'll find." -
"Well," said the parson, "never mind;
I'll manage to submit to these
Luxurious superfluities.
"The Reverend Simon Magus" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Here are cushioned tufts and turns
Where the sumptuous noontide lies:
Here are seen by flags and ferns
Summer’s large, luxurious eyes.
"Araluen" by Henry Kendall

In news:

"Not a single expense was spared for our collection," said Shane Baum of his new line of luxury eyewear called Leisure Society.
Turnkey luxury homes in top-tier destinations for vacations.
Making the master bedroom suite a luxurious retreat.
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Debuts The Royal Begonia .
Restaurant manager Chris Varian, 32, was decapitated close to The Oxfordshire's luxurious hotel last August.
2013 Equus is Hyundai's flagship luxury sedan.
The 2013 Hyundai Equus is a marvelous car, perhaps one of the best full-size luxury values available today.
Barcelona-based skincare brand Natura Bissé has welcomed a new jewel to its luxury lineup.
The luxury watch retailer is arming store employees with web-enabled tablets.
Boarded Dogs Get a Bit of Luxury.
Six boutiques that are all part of the London-based Vendome Luxury Group are being clustered together under one roof, creating an upscale shopping center on a blockfront on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
Suicide bombers rocked two luxury hotels in Jakarta Friday morning just as guests were gathering for breakfast.
Dilapidated old building is transformed into the luxurious Campbell Hotel.
Starting next week, mum's the word on luxury in Beijing.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed a state of emergency Oct 22 in Roseville, Calif, after a suspected arson destroyed a wing of the luxury Westfield Galleria at Roseville mall in the Sacramento area town.
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In science:

Notice that, for researchers with the luxury of numerous array replicates, this is not necessarily a problem because measures of uncertainty can be estimated from the gene-level data.
A statistical framework for the analysis of microarray probe-level data
At the very high energies needed to probe the dimension five and six CPT even operators we no longer have this luxury and so it is difficult to derive twosided bounds with the threshold type reactions considered previously.
Have we tested Lorentz invariance enough?
The empirical null is an expensive luxury from the point of view of estimation efficiency.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Keep in mind that for the more general manifolds we will be interested in later, we don’t have the luxury of being able to trust our intuition about things.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
When we begin studying general gauge theories later, however, we won’t have the luxury of only considering the Levi-Civita case - the connections there are much more general and can be much more complicated.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
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