luxuriousness

Definitions

  • The Luxuries Of The Rich
    The Luxuries Of The Rich
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n luxuriousness wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n luxuriousness The state or quality of being luxurious.
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Quotations

  • Bob Udkoff
    Bob Udkoff
    “Hate is such a luxurious emotion, it can only be spent on one we love.”
  • Golda Meir
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    “Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.”
  • Charlie Chaplin
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    “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
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    “Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.”
  • Hannah More
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    “Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.”

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:

It is too dangerous a luxury.
"The Innocents Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It is well to unite other luxuries of life with the luxury of the hospitable heart.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
He could have cried aloud for joy as he saw her in her bewildering loveliness, her luxuriant beauty.
"Frederick The Great and His Family" by L. Muhlbach
Servants were a failure, for she made a friend of them, and their families lived in luxury at her expense.
"Jonah" by Louis Stone
Large Animals do not require a luxuriant Vegetation.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
I denied myself even the luxury of tobacco.
"The Widow Lerouge" by Emile Gaboriau
The resilient surface of the mats was luxury after the sacking on the scullery stone.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
He loved so to luxuriate, like a cat, in the presence of a violent woman.
"Aaron's Rod" by D. H. Lawrence
His wife and daughter had always enjoyed luxury and a good place in society.
"In His Steps" by Charles M. Sheldon
Still, if there were luxury and insolence, sedition and uproar, at any rate there was life.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
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In poetry:

We have thus fallen, save that Luxury
With barren merchandise piles up the gate
Where nobler thoughts and deeds should enter by:
Else might we still be Milton's heritors.
"Quantum Mutata" by Oscar Wilde
"To prove that man opprest with mental pain,
The goods of Fortune have no power to please,
Even Suicide has oft been known to stain
The downy couch of most luxurious case.
"Love's Triumph" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
She paints the progress of my rival's vows.
Sees every muse a partial ear incline,
Binds with luxuriant bays his favour'd brow,
Nor yields the refuse of his wrath to mine.
"Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds" by William Shenstone
But reared by care, within the garden neat,
Luxuriant chances beautify the whole;
While poison lurks beneath each painted sweet,
And shoots a sorrow thro' the admiring soul.
"A Dream Of Glory" by Albery Allson Whitman
``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
O Life, and luxury, and hope, and health,
And suddenly — Destruction! who can know
How huge the sum of man's and woman's woe
When my poor Arctic sank with all her wealth?
"The Lost Arctic " by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

I cover luxury automotive, motorcycles and related topics.
This week, real-estate mogul Aby Rosen spoke to The Observer about his partnership with Ian Schrager, and their luxury residential projects.
Working to rejuvenate the Lincoln brand, said Thursday that it has created what it calls a "luxury-oriented boutique agency" that will handle Lincoln exclusively.
On a rainy August Friday at the Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky, OH, Mom is reveling in her Aveda spa experience, indulging in a luxurious facial and a soothing mani/pedi treatment.
FENTON'S FAVORITES - " ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY CRUISING".
Worsley Alumina designs luxury suite for control room operators.
Luxury living in Boston University's new residence hall.
THEY are where the newly crowned Miss America sleeps, where Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned, where stars like Frank Sinatra luxuriate when not lighting up the stage.
But the richest group still favors discreet luxury.
Public broadcasting, a 'luxury' we can't do without .
Olivia Munn recently signed a New Era Cap that will be auctioned off to the Boys and Girls Club Los Angeles at HBO Luxury Lounge in honor of the Emmys.
A little-known arm of the World Bank -- is supposed to fight global poverty, but instead is pouring millions into luxury hotels and Domino's Pizza franchises.
Rick Ross's Luxury Donk Is Now Your Wallpaper.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG's BMW of North America affiliate said it will recall 7,485 of its 7 Series luxury sedans from model years 2005-2007 that may have faulty door latches.
Hannah Kramer has been appointed sales and catering manager of La Colombe d'Or, one of the world's smallest luxury hotels and a landmark in Houston's Montrose neighborhood.
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In science:

The empirical null is an expensive luxury from the point of view of estimation efficiency.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
Keep in mind that for the more general manifolds we will be interested in later, we don’t have the luxury of being able to trust our intuition about things.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
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
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