satiety

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n satiety the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Satiety The state of being satiated or glutted; fullness of gratification, either of the appetite or of any sensual desire; fullness beyond desire; an excess of gratification which excites wearisomeness or loathing; repletion; satiation. "In all pleasures there is satiety .""But thy words, with grace divine
      Imbued, bring to their sweetness no satiety ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n satiety Fullness; sufficiency.
    • n satiety A glutted or cloyed state or condition; an excess of gratification which excites loathing; gratification to the full or beyond natural desire; surfeit.
    • n satiety Synonyms Repletion, cloyment, glut. See satisfy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Satiety state of being satiated: surfeit
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Quotations

  • Francis Quarles
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    “Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word satiety.”
  • Minna Antrim
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    “Satiety is a mongrel that barks at the heels of plenty.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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    “I know a love may be revived which absence, inconstancy, or even infidelity has extinguished, but there is no returning from a d?go?t given by satiety.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. satietas, from satis, sat, enough: cf. F. satiété,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. satiāra, -ātumsatis, enough.

Usage

In literature:

Usher pushed his plate away with a groan of satiety, and began.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
By this time satiety.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
I have given unto thee a life free from satiety.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
This dwarf they called Satiety, and he followed the Prince about wherever he went.
"Forgotten Tales of Long Ago" by E. V. Lucas
Sentiment and starvation versus salt fish and satiety.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
In the meantime, except in the article of food, every desire and every caprice and every want had been indulged to satiety.
"The Fairchild Family" by Mary Martha Sherwood
But, as soon as the orgasm is ended and the appetite satisfied the feeling of satiety appears.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The wish granted, the mind turns from it in satiety.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Thou lovest; but ne'er knew love's sad satiety.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
These preserve them from carnal satiety and teach them to seek comfort and help.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
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In poetry:

"Folly in Piety,
Folly in Trust,
Heav'n in Satiety,
Death in Death's dust.
"The Poet Saint" by Thomas MacDonagh
``And meagre though may be the meal
That decks the simple board you see,
At least, my son, we never feel
The hunger of satiety.
"At The Gate Of The Convent" by Alfred Austin
But there I shall have sat myself down
in satiety and in the lamp's soft glow.
Everything I shall have forgotten
But this one thing: to be with you.
"Homeward Traveler" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem
Our water is drawn from the clearest of springs,
And our food, nor disease nor satiety brings;
Our mornings are cheerful, our labours are blest
Our evenings are pleasant, our nights crown'd with rest.
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More

In news:

Living nutrition Time spent chewing food important for satiety .
Living nutrition Time spent chewing food important for satiety.
Juice may serve up vitamins , but it won't do much to ease hunger: Unlike solid foods, liquids don't trip the brain's satiety mechanism.
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