lap of luxury

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lap of luxury in conditions of wealth and comfort "he was raised in the lap of luxury"
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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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Usage

In literature:

She was no sensualist, longing to drowse sleepily in the lap of luxury.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
Adoption, with us, is a kind of domestic luxury, akin to the keeping of any other pets, such as lap-dogs and canaries.
"The Soul of the Far East" by Percival Lowell
I want ease and any amount of nursing in the lap of luxury.
"In a German Pension" by Katherine Mansfield
In a moment we were snatched from the jaws of the river and seated in the lap of luxury.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
We have been living in the lap of luxury lately.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
You are going to marry a millionaire, and live in the lap of luxury ever after.
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
And Terence Digby living in the lap of luxury!
"Betty Trevor" by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
We are not going to live in the lap of luxury here, as you will soon discover.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
You think I can't be happy unless I live in the lap of luxury.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
It is really surprising to one reared in the lap of luxury, how little is actually necessary to support the human body healthfully.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
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In poetry:

They lived in the lap of luxury
They did nothing else but lap,
And when the last bottle was lapped up
She tried to come at the " tap ".
"Limehouse Liz (Of Lambeth)" by T W Connor
Kimos, son of Menedoros, a young Greek-Italian,
devotes his life to amusing himself,
like most young men in Greater Greece
brought up in the lap of luxury.
"On an Italian Shore" by Constantine P Cavafy
Every luxury known through the earth's wide expanse,
In profusion procured was put forth to enhance
The repast that they gave;
And no Sybarite, nursed in the lap of delight,
Such a banquet ere tasted as welcomed that night
The elect of the grave.
"The Feast Of Freedom" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

A Nip & A Tuck in the Lap of Luxury .
Staying in Lap of Luxury for Less.
Selling homes in the lap of luxury .
No lap of luxury for UFC's Cruz.
At This Hotel, Even a Pooch Can Live in the Lap of Luxury .
Lay your iPad in the lap of luxury .
Giovanni's Ristorante: Classic Italian in the lap of luxury .
It might seem inhumane to some New Yorkers – the idea of a 275 to 300 square feet apartment – but to others it's the lap of luxury.
A Nip & A Tuck in the Lap of Luxury.
Looks like drinkers will soon be lounging in the lap of luxury on the patio at the new Wrigleyville bar(s) Deuce 's and The Diamond Club.
This Lambo shows why it's the lap of luxury.
Business Trends In the Lap of Luxury.
LOLL AROUND IN THE LAP OF LUXURY ON A KOKOON.
Stonington, CT Real Estate: Living in the Lap of Luxury Old Mystic Estates.
See the island from a different perspective at sea and in the lap of luxury, surrounded by Bermuda's most prominent business people, artists and trend-setters.
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