voluptuousness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n voluptuousness the quality of having a well-rounded body
    • n voluptuousness the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
    • n voluptuousness the quality of being attractive and exciting (especially sexually exciting) "he thought she was really hot stuff"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n voluptuousness The state or character of being voluptuous, or addicted to the pursuit of pleasure and sensual gratification; luxuriousness.
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Quotations

  • Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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    “It was a thunderingly beautiful experience -- voluptuous, sexual, dangerous, and expensive as hell.”

Usage

In literature:

Quakerism is a protest against an idle, vain, voluptuous and selfish life.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
There appeared the voluptuous charms of her to whom the heir of the throne had in secret plighted his faith.
"The Glory of English Prose" by Stephen Coleridge
Mr. Jervis, a heavy, pessimistic man, wondered how they managed it, and Mr. Jervis's wonder had its own voluptuous quality.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
I was alert as a lark when I entered: I came out in a species of voluptuous dream.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873" by Various
Her mouth was rather large and voluptuous with full red lips and even white teeth.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
The bridal year needs seclusion, on account of a normal voluptuousness that attends it.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
It was an hour of divine voluptuousness!
"Abbe Mouret's Transgression La Faute De L'abbe Mouret" by Emile Zola
As a consequence of this predilection for sensuous and voluptuous forms, Correggio had no power of imagining grandly or severely.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
The bear dropped back to his cooling sand with a sigh of voluptuous pleasure.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
She looked at a great number of rings, toying with them in voluptuous hesitation.
"Balloons" by Elizabeth Bibesco
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In poetry:

The gods their days forever spend
In banquets bright that have no end,
In one voluptuous morning-dream,
And quaff the nectar's golden stream.
"The Triumph Of Love" by Friedrich von Schiller
Oh ! could I paint the wishes gay,
The hopes that all my reason stole,
When their voluptuous thrilling day
First dawn'd upon my wond'ring soul !
"The Discarded Lover" by Laura Sophia Temple
You know the place? With pleasant tints
The broken sunset lights the bowers;
And then the woods are full with hints
Of distant, dear, voluptuous flowers!
"Mountain Moss" by Henry Kendall
God knows I strive against low lust and vice,
Wound in the net of their voluptuous hair;
God knows that all their kisses are as ice
To me who do not care.
"Aspiration" by Madison Julius Cawein
With the gold of Fairyland?
Where captive damsels hear my fleet
Steps rescuing them — their lips I meet.
O, life is grand! O, night is sweet
In that voluptuous land !
"Evensong" by E J Rupert Atkinson
The roses of voluptuousness
Wreathe her dark locks and hide her eyes;
Her limbs are flower-like nakedness,
Wherethrough the fragrant blood doth press,
The blossom-blood of Paradise.
"The World’s Desire" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

THE VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK: CBGB, 315 Bowery, at Bleecker Street, East Village, 212 982-4052.
It's hard to resist the voluptuousness of this treat.
Ken Price's voluptuous works seduce in LACMA retrospective.
And Nurse Irene Graves (Traci Lind), a voluptuous young nurse at the sanitarium who gives our beleaguered hero frequent enemas and, in the process, wins his undying affection.
The voluptuous 32-year-old posed and pouted her way through a photo shoot for French magazine Factice and RadarOnline.com has the sexy shots.
Poutine, Quebec's favorite fatty fast-food concoction, is like a voluptuous mistress.
Voluptuously highlighting "the way I mix my metaphors" and quoting "Please Mr Postman" over a full-bodied electro-funk groove, Lady T's posthumous album teaser exemplifies the eccentric richness lost with her 2010 passing.
The most exciting architectural project in the GTA these days is a voluptuous Mississauga condo nicknamed the Marilyn Monroe .
It's a voluptuous, heat-of-summer tale that makes the blood run cold.
I'm a little more voluptuous, I'm not blond, I don't have fake boobs, and I don't have a nose job.
Looking for a Zinfandel that's bold, voluptuous and deliciously good.
"A more voluptuous Cherry Jones than we're accustomed to.".
Voluptuous grapes flourish in the Mediterranean climate of Provence and Tuscany.
Presiding over the action is a voluptuous Ringmistress (Gioia Marchese) who looks like she might have stepped out of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge .
But it seems the voluptuous actress has fallen on hard times in her career and is now working in a shoe store in New York.
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