• The Luxuries Of The Rich
    The Luxuries Of The Rich
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv luxuriously in a rich manner "he lives high"
    • adv luxuriously in an indulgently luxurious manner "she sprawled out luxuriously on the sofa"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • luxuriously In a luxurious manner; deliciously; voluptuously.
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “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.”
  • Anthony Crosland
    Anthony Crosland
    “What one generation sees as a luxury, the next sees as a necessity.”
  • George Eliot
    “One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.”
  • Jean De La Fontaine
    “We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.”


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


In literature:

In spite of the princely luxury that surrounded him, his own habits were simple and frugal.
"The Honor of the Name" by Emile Gaboriau
Her luxuriant, golden-brown hair, in the fashion of the day, was brushed back in long curls.
"The Malady of the Century" by Max Nordau
He might have managed in cheaper rooms; he might have done without this and the other little luxury.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing
Hospitality is one of the debarred luxuries.
"The Masquerader" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
These are the results of the easy luxury of an enervating high-life.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
We can't have the comforts and the luxuries we had day before yesterday.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
It's big, it's gorgeous, it's luxurious, that's all true.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
They were permitted to spend all that day and night at Bath, luxuriating and renewing their strength and spirits.
"The Scouts of Stonewall" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The bottom was clothed by dense, luxuriant seaweed.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Luxury increasing slaves were purchased not merely for the purposes of labour, but of pleasure.
"Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In poetry:

The pride of luxury's barbaric pomp,
In the rich court of royal Solomon —
Alas! we wake: one scene alone remains, —
The exiles by the streams of Babylon.
"In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport" by Emma Lazarus
Kiss! Hollyhock in Love's luxuriant close!
Brisk music played on pearly little keys,
In tempo with the witching melodies
Love in the ardent heart repeating goes.
"Il Bacio" by Paul Verlaine
In splendid poverty, luxurious beggardom
I live alone - both peaceful and resigned -
blessed are those days and nights
and blameless is the sweetly sounding work.
""Still I have not died, and still am not alone"" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
Whilst his relations and his children live
In luxury, and quaff the richest wine,
He, in th' infernal prisons pent, shall grieve,
And for a single drop of water pine.
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard
Yet not from Steel, Debate and Battle rose,
'Tis Gold o'erturns the even Scale of Life,
Nature is free to all, and none were Foes,
Till partial Luxury began the Strife.
"Elegy XI" by James Hammond
Show'r thou thy blessings daily on her head,
'Till her luxuriant branches shall extend
From sea to sea, and be completely spread
O'er all the globe, unto creation's end.
"A Prayer For The Church" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Sometimes it takes a hurricane—or "Frankenstorm"—to remind us that cell phones and Wi-Fi and even cable TV are luxuries.
Two cars of every train are reserved for women only, a luxury not matched in above-ground transportation, where sexual harassment is common on packed city buses.
From The Miami Herald For Hotel Guests, An Amenity on Wheels Hotels increasingly are offering a new amenity : Access to luxury cars.
Buyer's Gilt': Digital Luxury Site Selling Hermès Birkin Bags for Ungodly Amount of Money .
I'd never had a macaron until last night, when I braved the line, and the rain, for my first-ever taste of those light and lovely (and unequivocally French) treats by luxury Parisian patisserie Ladurée.
I am Forbes' Luxury Editor.
Luxury doesn't have to come at a price in Las Vegas.
How can you have it both ways—an elegant, luxurious living room but also a kickin' media system with big-screen TV and surround sound.
Luxury living at Rockview Place in San.
From working stiff's snack to rare luxury, this mollusk has seen its share of ups and downs.
There's an obvious reason why wealthy consumers are cutting back on luxuries: Those people are not as wealthy as they were before the economy tanked.
Is Audi's new A8 the hottest luxury tourer in the world.
BMW however focuses on the more recession-resistant luxury end of the market, where profits per vehicle are higher.
Isn't real luxury being able to get a hot dog whenever you want.
The "Stiletto Queen," who sold the luxury brand in 2011, was spotted enjoying the fruits of her labor -- and sharing them with the former talent agent -- on a private yacht in the Caribbean.

In science:

General properties of ultraproducts and ultrapowers were luxuriously exposed in the S.
Classification of Banach Spaces --its Topological and Cardinality Properties
Real protoplanetary disks during their evolution might not enjoy the luxury of having such conditions been fully realized; this can complicate quantitative applications of our results to real systems.
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
This generator has excellent spectral properties and user defined “luxury level”.
Upgrade of the Cellular General Purpose Monte Carlo Tool FOAM to version 2.06
Oftentimes we do not have the luxury of general flags, yet need to show that the Schubert varieties meet transversally.
General isotropic flags are general (for Grassmannian Schubert calculus)
This is reasonable today that attackers have the luxury to use botnets, and control a huge number of infected hosts for a short period of time, so that they do not even need to use spoofing.
Optimal Filtering of Malicious IP Sources