from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology One of a people described in the Odyssey who lived in a drugged, indolent state from feeding on the lotus.
- n. A lazy person devoted to pleasure and luxury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who ate the fruit or leaf of the lotus, and, as a consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one of the Lotophagi.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Lotophagi; hence, one who finds pleasure in a listless, dreamy life; a devotee of indolent pleasures; a languid voluptuary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone indifferent to the busy world
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After one night's smoking he acquires a fascination for opium and fellow lotus-eater Maung Ba Ohn. Robinson writes, Occasionally I had met men upon whom it was good to look.
Being by nature a lotus-eater, I hope to avoid this fate.
The fabled lotus-eater wished never to leave the isle whence he had plucked it.
How they got home you must read in Homer: -- Mr. Tennyson -- himself, we presume, a dreamy lotus-eater, a delicious lotus-eater -- leaves them in full song.
About it were chairs and divans that would have satisfied a lotus-eater.
All this has its delightful aspect; and he who would view a lotus-eater in his paradise should watch an
Looking back later upon that fateful night, it seemed to Stella that she must indeed have slept the sleep of the lotus-eater, for no misgivings pierced the numb unconsciousness that held her through the still hours.
Foolish we may often be, yet we cannot accept this Gethsemane for a garden of the gods; the most wilful lotus-eater must perforce see the streaming tears, the stain of blood, the shadow of death.
It was aristocratic, enchantingly indolent, like the face of a happy lotus-eater.
Turning into a dark doorway, the woman switched light into an electric dome, illuminating an interior apartment transformed, by a wildly original taste in eccentric decoration, into a lounging room of such distressful uniquity that it would have bred unrest in the soul of a lotus-eater.
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