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 Meanings and Examples of LUXURY
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luxury
 n.  something that is an indulgence rather than necessity; excessively expensive
Classic Sentence: (141 in 10 pages)
1  With the exception of the dark-eyed woman's chair, which looked like a soiled relic of luxury bought at a country auction, the furniture was of the roughest kind.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  The lazy luxury of the old days was gone, never to return.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
3  As he fussed over her, clucking like a hen, she gave herself up to the luxury of being taken care of.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  Only to Melanie, the next morning, did she permit herself the luxury of exploding.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
5  She leaned back in a luxury of discontent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
6  Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury; it was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
7  But the luxury of others was not what she wanted.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
8  There was nothing new to Lily in these tokens of a studied luxury; but, though they formed a part of her atmosphere, she never lost her sensitiveness to their charm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
9  The force of contrast gave an added keenness to the luxury of lying once more in a soft-pillowed bed, and looking across a spacious sunlit room at a breakfast-table set invitingly near the fire.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
10  As often happens, the pupil had outstripped the teacher, and Mrs. Hatch was already aware of heights of elegance as well as depths of luxury beyond the world of the Emporium.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
11  The luxury of lying late in bed was a pleasure belonging to the life of ease; it had no part in the utilitarian existence of the boarding-house.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
12  These were the only traces of luxury, of that clinging to the minute observance of personal seemliness, which showed what her other renunciations must have cost.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
13  The chintz-lined, silver-fitted bag which had seemed so desirable a luxury in St. Paul was an extravagant vanity here.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  For these she might have found a luxury of forgiveness.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  In former times, before Robert could remember, "the house" had been a summer luxury of the Lebruns.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In II
Example Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
16  Maya elites relied on luxury items, such as jade and quetzal feathers, to denote high social rank.
17  A Mexican tugboat began pulling the 952-foot-long luxury liner to San Diego.
18  Foreigners are amazed by the affluence and luxury of the American way of life.
19  Modern armies cannot afford the luxury of immobility, as they are vulnerable to attack while standing still.
20  Many shoppers still rationalize luxury purchases as investments.
21  Rich people are not always sybarite; some of them have little taste for a life of luxury.
22  Nobody will say good for that coarse and tasteless luxury.
23  Tall, luxuriant plants grew along the river bank.
24  Your hand luxuriant line entanglements into the city in whose laughter.
25  There were two very large oak trees in front of our house with wide spreading branches and luxuriant foliage.
26  In summer, especially lush vegetation, holly leaves shiny shiny, elm tree with luxuriant foliage, give people put up a thick green shade.
27  Lady Godiva was completely covered by her luxuriant hair.
28  I like to buy myself little luxuries from time to time.
29  I can hardly exist on the wage I'm getting; there is no money for luxuries.
30  His expenditure on pleasure and luxuries is rather high in proportion to his income.