pleasure seeker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pleasure seeker someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.”
  • Hermann Hesse
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    “The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.”

Usage

In literature:

Often, unconscientious pleasure-seekers roam the roads in their auto.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
It was cold and penetrating, and the pleasure-seekers found it impossible to remain on deck.
"The Coming Wave" by Oliver Optic
He paused before a theatre into which a stream of pleasure seekers were pouring.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Everything seemed against him, and the gay throng of pleasure seekers on the fair summer evening was an offence to him.
"Bristol Bells" by Emma Marshall
The sky was overcast and a chill wind blew; it was such a day upon which he might be certain no pleasure-seekers would be abroad.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
THE PLEASURE SEEKERS OF ALEXANDRIA BAY.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
Broadway, the chief thoroughfare of the pleasure-seekers of all America, was just beginning to thicken with life.
"The Light of the Star" by Hamlin Garland
In the summer, no one crossed these roads, except parties of pleasure-seekers who went to sail or row on the lake.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
He worked his way in and out among the throng, all but tripping many of the pleasure seekers.
"The Tale of Old Dog Spot" by Arthur Scott Bailey
She had been acquainted with those vicissitudes that occur in the lives of the seekers of pleasure almost since ever she was born.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Equitan was King of Nantes, in Brittany, and led the life of a pleasure-seeker.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Pleasure-seekers found nothing of what they desired, neither reckless vice nor flippant gaiety.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Perhaps the numbers of gamblers and pleasure-seekers had not actually diminished.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
Omnibuses are laden with pleasure seekers on their way to the Crystal Palace.
"About London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Yet the pleasure-seeker will not go to such a spectacle again.
"The Night Side of London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
All lovers and spendthrifts, all pleasure seekers, stream together here, for the satisfaction of their desires.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
There was the blue sky above him, the blue sea in front, the beautiful gardens with their throngs of happy pleasure-seekers around.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nor would I go among the pleasure seekers.
"The Overcoming Life" by Dwight Moody
Plowmen, making ready for the season's planting, rested their teams as the pleasure seekers stopped to inquire the road to California Creek.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
I am no longer the pleasure-seeker then?
"Her Season in Bath" by Emma Marshall
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In poetry:

All ye pleasure-seekers, where'er ye be,
I pray ye all be advised by me,
Go and visit Tayport on the banks o' the Tay,
And there ye can spend a pleasant holiday.
"The Village of Tayport and Its Surroundings" by William Topaz McGonagall
And while walking underneath the branches of the trees,
Ye will hear the humming of the bees.
Therefore, pleasure-seekers, make no delay,
But visit Scotscraig wood on a fine summer day.
"The Village of Tayport and Its Surroundings" by William Topaz McGonagall
And then, as I stood and listened,
The music lost its glee;
And instead of the merry waltzers
There were ghosts of the Used-to-be—
Ghosts of the pleasure-seekers
Who once had danced with me.
"The Phantom Ball" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Then away! then away! pleasure-seekers in bands,
And view Gullane with its beautiful sands,
Which stretch along the sandy shores of Fife,
Where the tourist can enjoy himself and be free from strife.
"Beautiful North Berwick" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Joy evident by the smiles on their faces, a group of pleasure seekers handle white water on the Rogue River with relative ease.
Hundreds of disappointed pleasure seekers were left empty-handed yesterday.
The Trojan vibrator giveaway, which was scheduled for 4 pm at 5th Avenue and 23rd Street, was abruptly canceled at City Hall's request, disappointing the hundreds of pleasure seekers waiting in line.
I put in this category my attachment to the engravings of Jean- Émile Laboureur, who recorded the parks, streets, shop windows, pleasure seekers, working people, and lovers of 1920s and 1930s France in an immaculate Art Deco style.
Pleasure Seekers What a Way To Die various.
Crocodile attacks are a real danger in northern Australia, where large, aggressive saltwater crocodiles are commonly found in the same swimming holes that attract pleasure-seekers.
Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts serve up pleasure seekers in Times Square as part of a giveaway of 10,000 Trojan vibrators across New York City on August 8, 2012 in New York City.
Just when it seemed that Sin City couldn't get any more decadent, two hotel spas give pleasure seekers another way to indulge—away from the noisy casinos.
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