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pleasure-seekers

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  • Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/Associated Press An evaporated part of Lake Travis left boats and pleasure-seekers high and dry near a dock in Austin.

    Drought in the Lone Star State

  • Sure, the author concedes, kids have always been pleasure-seekers, but longtime teachers report that what we're now witnessing "is different from anything we have ever seen in the young before."

    Complaining about a generation of spoiled kids -- again

  • In New York City, where the concentration of wealth was greatest, the President's message was at first received by the pleasure-seekers and idlers of the upper levels with languid amusement.

    "Power" by Harl Vincent, part 7

  • Every posada and place of amusement seemed to be at full steam, and packed with pleasure-seekers, for it was abundantly evident that if many of the immigrants out in the wagons and shanties were on their beam-ends, there was a multitude in Santa Fe with money to burn.

    Isabelle

  • Warning against the “indifferent parvenus, the reckless gamesters, the frivolous and the giddy,” the communal press urged Jewish pleasure-seekers to cultivate their intellect as well as their sensations.

    Leisure and Recreation in the United States.

  • Both Beats and hippies used marijuana, and some Beats, particularly Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, proved pivotal in the spread of LSD beyond the circle of scientists conducting research on the drug during the early 1960s. 26 Nevertheless, the vivacity of the new crowd led some Beat luminaries to suspect that these were youthful pleasure-seekers, rather than true bohemians dedicated to a life of art.

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • On a Saturday night, crowds of local pleasure-seekers fill Richmond's rehabbed historic center.

    Barbecue and Beyond

  • The region was known before World War II for pickles and pleasure-seekers, and it's again a thriving vacation spot, where from June to September you can take slow boat trips, stopping off along the way for a gewürzgurke -- a semi-sour pickle flavored with tarragon, thyme, and a dozen or so other herbs and spices -- or an old-fashioned "sour" pickle, with all the tang and bite of fresh sauerkraut.

    In a Pickle -- Happily So

  • Mankind is not comprised solely of profit - and pleasure-seekers; the quest for prestige and dominance and an instinct for nihilism are also inscribed in human nature, nowhere more so than in the Middle East.

    Ron Paul and Foreign Policy

  • And here another crowd, artificers of all sorts, artists and artisans, professors of wisdom,112 philosophers, and poets, with those who exhibit and popularise their works. 113 And next a new train of pleasure-seekers, eager to feast on everything sacred or secular,114 which may captivate and charm eye and ear.

    Ways and Means

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