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  • noun Plural form of Epicurean.

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Examples

  • By these three women may be understood the three sects of the active life, that is, the Epicureans, the Stoics, and the Peripatetics, who go to the tomb, that is, to the present life, which is a receptacle of things corruptible, and seek the

    Among My Books Second Series

  • Epicouraiyim: Christians, as below, the "Epicureans," for so the rabbis of the East call us in the West -- properly,

    Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • And this the Sadducees, who were a kind of Epicureans among the Jews, were sensible of; and, therefore, as they said that there was no resurrection, and no future state after this life, so they denied that there was either angel or spirit, as the apostle tells us.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 08.

  • They are a kind of Epicureans or Quietists, teaching that happiness consists in a calm which suspends all the operations of the soul: they are much addicted to alchymy, boasting to have discovered an elixir that will render them immortal: they are also great pretenders to magic, and a familiar intercourse with demons.

    Hau Kiou Choaan

  • "My father did not forbid our continuing this pastime, but strictly prohibited our calling ourselves 'Epicureans' outside of the garden, for this noble name had since gained among the people a significance wholly alien.

    Cleopatra — Volume 02

  • "My father did not forbid our continuing this pastime, but strictly prohibited our calling ourselves 'Epicureans' outside of the garden, for this noble name had since gained among the people a significance wholly alien.

    Cleopatra — Volume 02

  • "My father did not forbid our continuing this pastime, but strictly prohibited our calling ourselves 'Epicureans' outside of the garden, for this noble name had since gained among the people a significance wholly alien.

    Cleopatra — Complete

  • "My father did not forbid our continuing this pastime, but strictly prohibited our calling ourselves 'Epicureans' outside of the garden, for this noble name had since gained among the people a significance wholly alien.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Georg Ebers Works

  • "My father did not forbid our continuing this pastime, but strictly prohibited our calling ourselves 'Epicureans' outside of the garden, for this noble name had since gained among the people a significance wholly alien.

    Cleopatra — Volume 02

  • Epicureans of both good food and artful design will do well to make it their coffee table's main course.

    Nice Spreads

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