Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of voluptuary.

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Examples

  • It could be that the clientele has always and ever been the European tourists who, on any given day, celebrate the café's obvious debt to the Parisian bistros, or the local business people and itinerant voluptuaries such as myself who come here all the time.

    Terence Clarke: Restaurant Review: Cafe de La Presse, San Francisco

  • It could be that the clientele has always and ever been the European tourists who, on any given day, celebrate the café's obvious debt to the Parisian bistros, or the local business people and itinerant voluptuaries such as myself who come here all the time.

    Terence Clarke: Restaurant Review: Cafe de La Presse, San Francisco

  • George W. Bush, and Dick Cheney, took the notion of "executive privilege" to a whole new level which future historians may well see as the real prize in Iraq -- not the oil, but more power at home; a presidency on steroids, and the voluptuaries of profit would want nothing less.

    Jayne Lyn Stahl: Another Unitary in the White House?

  • It was perhaps a lucky accident of history that his cause was aided by patriots nearly as nuanced as he: in Boston were Paul Revere and John Hancock and the Adamses, noted voluptuaries and lovers of pleasure, easily distinguished in a crowd by the rich, ambergris-based New England bath oils in which they drenched themselves.

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  • Antoninus, when the wisdom of thy rule, long unfelt in a world which has been guided by tyrants and voluptuaries, shall soon obliterate recollection of the manner in which thy power was acquired.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • The influx of slaves and voluptuaries from the Levant aided in the dissemination of the vices of the orient among the ruder Romans.

    Satyricon

  • Scions of patrician families imbibed their lessons from the skilled voluptuaries of Greece and the Levant and in their intrigues with the wantons of those climes, they learned to lavish wealth as a fine art.

    Satyricon

  • The voluptuaries of old Rome were by no means convinced that life without license was life.

    Satyricon

  • It is on this account that this class of woman are called unchaste women by voluptuaries.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • Granted this blog has gone back and forth with respect to the "revolutionaries versus voluptuaries" argument, however given the frightful state of global and national politics at the moment it might be worth finding out if GWB has his price after all.

    The Chimes at Midnight

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