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  • adv. In a sumptuous manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sumptuous manner; expensively; splendidly; with great magnificence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a sumptuous and opulent manner


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sumptuous +‎ -ly


  • Hostages have even told of being fed "sumptuously," with pirates billing the shipping companies for the food and drinks. - Latest Videos

  • According to Dr. Frances Berdan, Professor of Anthropology at California State University, palaces like that of Ocomo were big buildings with high walls, an enormous courtyard, innumerable rooms, patios and many baths, with walls of stuccoed adobe or beautiful stones and everything sumptuously painted.

    The Tecpan of Ocomo: largest indigenous palace in Mesoamerica

  • (Linda nods.) (Linda and Tommy make exit to right.) (Margaret, seated, slips back her cloak, revealing herself in evening gown, and looks at Knox sumptuously, lovingly, and willingly.)


  • Cohen's ingenuous English-lyric vocals can be an acquired taste, but his bass playing is sumptuously inventive, and his middle-eastern, north African, and Spanish-influenced melodies often very affecting.

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  • From this and the other temples and monasteries around Kandy radiates the overwhelming and studied richness of the two chief colors of Buddhism: a rich, maroon-like red and a dazzling gold, painted on stone statues and sumptuously draping the giant sitting Buddha in each temple.

    Buddha’s Savage Peace

  • The OSF ensemble is overwhelmed with talent (the entire cast of SHE LOVES ME deserved the thunderous standing ovation and more), the productions are sumptuously designed and executed with vision and resources, the audiences are loyal and plenty.

    Lauren Gunderson: I Heart Hamlet

  • There are sumptuously illustrated books they read, as well as an intricately decorated harpsichord and ornate microscope, hinting at their various interests.

    Edward Goldman: Luxury vs. Squalor: The Choice Is Yours

  • The Dohkan's forty-five rooms, including ten suites, are sumptuously appointed with the designer, Frederic Mechiche's, signature striped motif throughout.

    Denise Dennis: See, Stroll and Savor Paris in Spring

  • The exhibition - co-organized by the Walters, the Cleveland Art Museum and the British Museum in London - is sumptuously installed in rooms painted regal red or blue, with the gilded, jeweled and enameled reliquaries spotlit in vitrines so as to glitter as they would under candlelight within the similarly dark setting of a church.

    Art review: Splendor abounds in museum's display of grisly holy relics in Baltimore

  • My favorite is this one from Luke 16:19-31: There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.

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