luxuriance

Definitions

  • The Luxuries Of The Rich
    The Luxuries Of The Rich
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n luxuriance the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Luxuriance The state or quality of being luxuriant; rank, vigorous growth; excessive abundance produced by rank growth. "Tropical luxuriance ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n luxuriance The state of being luxuriant; abundant or excessive growth or quantity; strong, vigorous growth; exuberance.
    • n luxuriance Synonyms Profusion, superabundance. See luxurious.
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Quotations

  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.”
  • Fitz-Greene Halleck
    Fitz-Greene Halleck
    “I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.”
  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    “It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.”
  • George Eliot
    George%20Eliot
    “One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.”
  • Charles De Montesquieu
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    “Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.”
  • Cher
    Cher
    “Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.”

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
Cf. F. luxuriance,

Usage

In literature:

I sometimes caught them buying articles which seemed extravagant luxuries, all things considered, such as raisins.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Luxury is wrong because of the crying need of men for what the money spent in luxury would bring to them.
"Quiet Talks on Following the Christ" by S. D. Gordon
In her Madison Avenue home all the rooms were light, clean and luxuriously furnished.
"Adrift in New York" by Horatio Alger
Genius must be true to itself to bloom luxuriantly.
"Germany and the Germans" by Price Collier
Within two hours I felt at ease in the grand and luxurious house.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
The floors are rich in the finest and thickest of carpets, on whose luxurious pile no footfall ever sounds.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
But his soldiers, like that of Scipio, introduced into the city the luxuries of the East.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
That's luxury and glory; even at Castle Nugent they didn't do that.
"The Tragic Muse" by Henry James
There was comfort, there was luxury in them.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
And what it wanted in size it made up for in the elegance and luxury of its furniture and adornments.
"A Dog with a Bad Name" by Talbot Baines Reed
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In poetry:

You, who wipe the tearful eye,
You, who stop the rising sigh;
You, whose souls have understood
The luxury of doing good.
"Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower" by Hannah More
A second: “Lo, Passion was wilful;
And, glad with voluptuous sighs,
He held it luxurious trouble
To ache for luxurious eyes!
"For Ever" by Henry Kendall
It is a happy thing to dream
When rosy thoughts and visions bright
Pour on the soul a golden stream
Of rich luxurious delight;
"Dreams" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
"Years past away! swift, varied years!
I learnt the luxury of tears;
And all the orphan's wretched lot,
'Midst those she pleas'd and serv'd, forgot.
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Second" by Matilda Betham
"Oh, that's the Paradise-in-bloom," I said;
And truly it was fair enough for flowers
had we but in us to assume in march
Such white luxuriance of May for ours.
"A Boundless Moment" by Robert Frost
``The Poet's love no base—bred difference knows
Of high and low, the peasant and the peer,
Save that his tenderness more heed bestows
On humble sorrow than luxurious tear.
"Sacred And Profane Love" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Companies have reduced expenditures on luxury suites, corporate sponsorships and season tickets.
RockResorts International announced in December 2010 that it was welcoming the beachfront Xandari by the Pacific Resort & Spa, on Playa Esterillos Estes, Costa Rica, to its luxury collection.
Real Housewives of New York City star Countess LuAnn de Lesseps went on a luxurious European vacation this summer, and only RadarOnline.com has the exclusive photos from her fabulous get away.
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps was treated like a commoner by a driver for Hamptons Luxury Liner yesterday.
Book by the 2 March 2012 and save £200 per couple on an 11-day luxury UK tour – departures start from 15 May.
Luxury hotels for under $200.
When Tesla Motors, a pioneer in electric-powered cars, set out to make a luxury roadster for the American market, it had the global supply chain in mind.
This stylish 33-footer is more than a high-tech, luxury daysailer.
Tougher than Lexus and rougher than BMW, Infiniti has long been the near-luxury brand with wild eyes and a couple of questionable tattoos.
Starting off as a muscle-y sport coupe in the 1970s and later dabbling in the mid-sized sedan market in the late '90s, the 2011 Buick Regal may have finally found its niche as a luxury sports sedan.
Easy to make and the taste is very luxurious.
With winter just beginning to bear down, French luxury linen company Yves Delorme is thinking spring and summer already.
John Gardner finds that to be really in the swim on a luxury superliner such as the Radiance of the Seas you need to have an ample stock of cruise stories.
The top luxury hotels offer everything from baby butlers to monogrammed robes--and more.
Public broadcasting, a 'luxury' we can't do without .
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In science:

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
However we don’t have this luxury with gravity.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
So why are experimentalists so interested in the transverse plane? Why not look for missing pz or missing E? Unfortunately, in hadron collisions you do not have the luxury of knowing the initial state exactly.
Proceedings for TASI 2009 Summer School on "Physics of the Large and the Small": Introduction to the LHC experiments
During the last two decades, the size of data sets has been increasing at an exponential rate, rendering a linear scan of the whole input an unaffordable luxury.
Property Testing via Set-Theoretic Operations
Normally this is done using expensive apparatus which is microprocessor based and sports a luxurious indication of transistor terminals using alphabets(e, b and c).
Bipolar Transistor Tester / Digital IC Tester for Physics Lab
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