opulent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj opulent rich and superior in quality "a princely sum","gilded dining rooms"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Opulent Having a large estate or property; wealthy; rich; affluent; as, an opulent city; an opulent citizen. "I will piece
      Her opulent throne with kingdoms."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • opulent Wealthy; rich; affluent; having large means.
    • opulent Unstinted; plentiful; abundant; profuse.
    • opulent Blooming; brilliant; splendid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Opulent op′ū-lent wealthy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. opulens, opulentus, fr. ops, opis, power, wealth, riches, perh. akin to E. apt,: cf. F. opulent,. Cf. Copious Couple Office
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. op-ulentus.

Usage

In literature:

Segestica alone, an important and opulent city, he reduced by works and engines.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
His world is a place of opulence, not of poverty.
"Old and New Masters" by Robert Lynd
The opulent streets were full of pride and sunshine.
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
For a few weeks after the successful negotiation of one of these loans, he would be resplendent, opulent, fastidious, even generous.
"Analyzing Character" by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
But he has more than the opulent diction and the singing voice of the poet.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2" by Charles Dudley Warner
Tyre was a strong and opulent city on the Mediterranean coast of Syria.
"The Young Captives" by Erasmus W. Jones
Rossini, a brother genius to Raphael, is a striking instance in his poverty-stricken youth, compared with his latter years of opulence.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
For him the situation meant opulence.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
My relations, who were not very opulent, were astonished at the grievous imposition which the magician had laid on them.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
The rich people also would take no other; and Mehdad soon had before him the prospect of becoming opulent.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 17, Issue 495, June 25, 1831" by Various
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In poetry:

Soft ease and silken opulence they spurned;
From sands of silver, and from emerald boughs
With golden ingots laden full, they turned
Like Pilgrims under vows.
"Arms And The Man - The New England Group" by James Barron Hope
Peopled by flocks of pigeons turbulent
a ruinous palace in the sunset flares.
Dim statues seem to stir, in its niches pent,
while peacocks trail adown the leaning stairs
their plumes too opulent.
"Elysian Landscape" by Clark Ashton Smith
Wake, poet! and retune your strings.
The earth now swarms with petty kings,
Seated on self—made thrones,
And altar—tables richly spread,
Where Roguery consecrates the bread,
And Opulence atones.
"At Shelley’s House At Lerici" by Alfred Austin
The summer takes its hue
From something opulent as fair in her,
And the bright heaven is brighter than it was;
Brighter and lovelier,
Arching its beautiful blue,
Serene and soft, as her sweet gaze, o'er us.
"Womanhood" by Madison Julius Cawein
Love is outraged in the pulpit when the lord presiding there
Overlooks the man in homespun for the opulent and fair;
For the dazzle of the jewels and the jingle of the coin,
Which the nabob, suave and guileful, from the common herd purloin.
"The Haven Of The Lees" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
At dawn he stood, potential, opulent,
With virile manhood, and emotions keen,
And wonderful with God's creative fire.
At noon he stands, with Love's large fortune spent
In petty traffic, unproductive, mean—
A pauper, cursed with impotent desire.
"The Squanderer" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Opulence Fit for the King of Kings.
Paris Opera Ballet ' Bayadère ' is awash in opulence.
Last Saturday, my wife and I had a wonderful opportunity: we got to see Charlie Chaplin's brilliant masterpiece, Modern Times, in the beautiful setting of the opulent Louisville Palace.
On a street blocked to traffic in the wealthiest section of Teheran, a white-gloved honor guard salutes a parade of women swathed in black as they hurry into an opulently furnished guest house that once belonged to the Shah.
Czechoslovakia 's Opulent Spas.
At Towers' Opulent Debut, Even Guards Are Dolled Up .
It's easy to get swept away by early 20th-century opulence.
Will the opulent fountains in Las Vegas be a thing of the past.
Serendipity's Golden Opulence Sundae is the world's most expensive sundae.
Populence is a great word, a combination of "pop" and "opulence".
The late Russian dancer is the subject of a new exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco that features some of his opulent costumes.
The Breakers in Newport is an opulent, oceanside mansion completed in 1895 as a summer "cottage" for the wealthy Vanderbilt family.
Couples are lured out of those comfortable spaces by the Granville Inn's opulent attractions.
Writer-director-choreographer Austin McCormick likes his opulence.
Though it's been around since 1904 and has its flagship store elsewhere (specifically, on New York City's Park Avenue), this opulent jewelry shop's Nantucket location bears mentioning for two reasons.
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In science:

This cutoff demonstrates the signi ficant bias in the host galaxy source p opulation for Hubble-flow SN searches using known galaxies.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Also, we got to appreciate that the treasures which we may encounter on this voyage of discovery will be beautiful, rich, opulent.
Report to Anaximander: A Dialogue on the Origin of the Cosmos in the Cradle of Western Civilization
The termination of the accretion process defines the current unsolved frontier in studies of P opulation III star formation.
The First Sources of Light
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