• The Luxuries Of The Rich
    The Luxuries Of The Rich
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj luxurious displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses "an epicurean banquet","enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs","Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence","a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness"
    • adj luxurious rich and superior in quality "a princely sum","gilded dining rooms"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • luxurious Luxuriant; exuberant.
    • luxurious Characterized by indulgence in luxury; given to luxury; voluptuous; indulging freely or excessively in material pleasures or objects of desire: as, a luxurious life; luxurious cities.
    • luxurious Ministering to luxury; contributing to free or extravagant indulgence.
    • luxurious A bounding in that which gratifies the senses; exuberant in means of indulgence or enjoyment; affording abundant material pleasure.
    • luxurious Characterized by lust; libidinous.
    • luxurious Synonyms Epicurean, self-indulgent, sensual.
    • luxurious Luxurious, Luxuriant. These words are now never synonymous. Luxurious means given to luxury or characterized by luxury : as, luxurious people; a luxurious life; a luxurious table. Luxuriant means exuberant in growth: as, the luxuriant vegetation of the tropics; by figure, a luxuriant style in composition. Luxurious implies blame, except where it is used by hyperbole for that which is exceedingly comfortable, etc.: as, a luxurious bed. Luxuriant does not come enough into the field of the moral for either praise or blame.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Luxurious given to luxury: administering to luxury: furnished with luxuries: softening by pleasure: :
    • adj Luxurious (Milt.) luxuriant
    • adj Luxurious (Shak.) lustful
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  • Charlie Chaplin
    “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”
  • Albert Greenfield
    Albert Greenfield
    “For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.”
  • Charles De Montesquieu
    “Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.”
  • Hannah More
    “Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.”
  • Cher
    “Men aren't necessities. They're luxuries.”


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


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. luxurie—L. luxuria, luxury—luxus, excess.


In literature:

Now, these luxuries were to be withdrawn, these pampered tastes were to be starved.
"The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig" by David Graham Phillips
I was a luxurious personage in those days.
"Pelham, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Contempt is to me a luxury.
"Devereux, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
His solitude was a luxury to Maltravers; he felt an inexpressible sense of relief to be freed from Ferrers.
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He did not comprehend at how cheap a rate the luxury of the Beautiful can be effected.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The nobles and the wealthy merchants, indeed, boasted many luxuries that excelled in gaud and pomp those of their equals now.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He was too fond of pleasure, of luxury, of pomp.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But the furniture was new, massive, costly, and luxurious without the ostentation of luxury.
"Godolphin, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The luxury, the tangible evidences of my achievement, no longer gave me pleasure; they seemed to add to my irritation.
"The Deluge" by David Graham Phillips
Those thick slices, piled up on the plate, tempted her as a luxury.
"The Fallen Leaves" by Wilkie Collins

In poetry:

Their delicate, frail, life will be
Breath'd forth in sweet luxuriancy,
On the rich tresses, where they lie
Embalm'd, in their own od'rous sigh!
"Nay Twine the Heath-Flow’r Wild For Me" by Eliza Acton
"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
Happy is he who, bred and taught
By sleek, sufficing Circumstance —
Whose Gospel was the apparelled thought,
Whose Gods were Luxury and Chance —
"The Reformers" by Rudyard Kipling
To hide her face from Love's keen gaze,
O'er which Consent's soft languor spread,
Within her veil's luxuriant maze
Euphrasia wrapt her beauteous head.
"The Origin of the Sail" by Amelia Opie
Give me kisses! All is waste
Save the luxury we taste;
And for kissing, - kisses live
Only when we take or give.
Kiss me, then,
Every moment - and again!
"To Lesbia" by John Godfrey Saxe
Or beneath the forest's
luxuriant, raveled tresses
where, calling his name,
I was overtaken by the night?
Not in the grotto that returns
the echo of my cry?
"To See Him Again" by Gabriela Mistral

In news:

From this month's Luxury Letter: A Greenwich Street classic offers modern amenities and a private garden at $ 5.95 million.
A University of Florida researcher says luxury hotels in the United States are increasingly playing host to unwelcome guests: bedbugs.
BRONX, NY—Simone Development Companies announced that Marriott has signed an agreement to operate a luxury hotel as the centerpiece of Simone Development's new Metro Center Atrium mixed-use project.
Next autumn, fans of the National Football League's (NFL) New York Jets will be able to watch their team in the luxury of a brand new, 82,500-seat stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The five-star Grand Hotel Varna, where I stayed, is billed The Luxury Hotel on the Black Sea Coast.
The new Centurion luxury rental service will give members preferred pricing on exotic rides like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley and even a new electric Tesla.
It seemed like the offer of a lifetime — earn $2,500 by flying to France aboard a private luxury jet.
Waves 100 feet long tossed the huge luxury liner S.S. America so high and so low the propellers came out of the water.
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has rolled out its annual holiday catalog, and the priciest gift this year is a pair of $1 million "his and hers" timepieces from Van Cleef & Arpels.
Lyss Stern is the founder and president of Divalysscious Moms, a luxury lifestyle company for urban mothers.
The business of luxury is reeling these days.
Sam Zell is jumping into the luxury hotel market with a deal to buy the two-year-old Elysian Hotel in the Gold Coast and convert it into a Waldorf Astoria.
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance will draw some of the nation's finest artisans to the shaded and luxurious setting of one of the most upscale shopping centers in Southern Arizona.
In Spanish, Villa Encantada means enchanted and it lives up to its name in providing so many luxurious amenities.
Hyundai's full-size Equus is a fine luxury car with one major drawback, the Hyundai name.

In science:

Should one have the luxury of high statistics, one can do the partial wave analysis or select some particular final states, in which one of the two states would dominate.
Production of spin-3 mesons in diffractive DIS
The significance of directed polymer lies in the fact that the pure system is very well understood and exactly solvable in all dimensions while the random problem can be attacked in several different ways, a luxury not affordable in most situations.
Directed polymers and Randomness
This is a slightly different point of view than the one taken here (where we no longer have the luxury of referring to a zero-surgery).
Holomorphic disks and link invariants
In the first decade of the 21st century there is the luxury of far greater computing power and significantly improved numerical methods.
Computational Euler History
Third approach which really allows to make algorithm faster and in practice minimize the dependence of the execution time on luxury level, is the “planar” scheme.
Pseudo-random number generators for Monte Carlo simulations on Graphics Processing Units